Powerball Jackpot Climbs to $380 Million, Making It 6th Largest of All Time


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Saturday night’s Powerball jackpot was going to be a big one.

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File photo of California Lottery Power Ball tickets

At an estimated $380 million, the drawing was worth the most amount of money in nearly a year and was the sixth largest in the game’s history, California lottery officials said.

The jackpot had initially climbed to $360 million after no tickets matched all six numbers in Wednesday night’s drawing.

But by late Friday morning, the number had increased again by $20 million to $380 million, according to a California Lottery news release.

If anyone wins Saturday’s massive jackpot, the lucky person would have the option to take an estimated one-time payment of $256.8, the release stated.

The latest Powerball jackpot is worth the most since the drawing on Feb. 19, 2014, when a Northern California man matched all six numbers to claim the massive $425.3 million prize.

Powerball is played in California and 43 other states, along with Washington D.C.,  Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Tickets can be purchased for $2 apiece from any of the 21,000 participating California Lottery or Lottery Lucky retailers in the state, according to the state lottery release.

The drawing was set to take place at 7:59 p.m. PT.

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