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Powerball up to $400 million for Wednesday drawing

Posted By KATE STANTON, UPI.com   |   Sept. 15, 2013 at 6:26 PM   |   Comments

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Sept. 15 (UPI) -- Powerball's $317 million jackpot swelled to $400 million over the weekend after no one bought Saturday night's winning ticket numbers -- 1-17-25-37-44 and a Powerball of 20.

Several lotto players in Philadelphia, New York and and other states won $1 to $2.5 million for choosing five numbers correctly but getting the Powerball wrong.

The $400 million prize is Powerball's fourth biggest jackpot in its history. A Florida woman won the largest ever jackpot back in May with $590.5 million.

Larger prizes usually attract more ticket buyers, so organizers expect the jackpot to get even bigger before Wednesday's drawing.

"It’s all based on sales because that’s what feeds the jackpot,” a New York Lottery rep told NBC News.

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