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Powerball Jackpot Soars to Estimated $700M

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    A person purchase Powerball lottery tickets from a newsstand Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016, in Philadelphia. Players will have a chance Wednesday night at the biggest lottery prize in nearly a year.

    The estimated prize for this weekend's Powerball climbed to $700 million from $675 million Thursday, the largest jackpot of any lottery game in U.S. history. 

    No one matched the numbers drawn for Wednesday night's estimated $500 million jackpot. 

    The previous record for a lottery was a $656 million Mega Millions jackpot won in March 2012.

    Powerball is played in 44 states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.