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Powerball Jackpot Climbs to $270 Million

LOS ANGELES (KTLA) — The jackpot for Saturday’s Powerball drawing was up to $270 million on Friday, leaving many people dreaming of winning.


File photo of a Powerball ticket

It was the largest jackpot since California joined Powerball last month.

The game is played in 43 states, Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Powerball tickets cost $2 each. Players much match five numbers, plus the Powerball number, to take home the jackpot.

The largest jackpot in Powerball history was $587.5 million back on Nov. 28, 2012.

The odds of winning Powerball are about 1 in 175 million.