Powerball lottery jackpot grows to $475 million

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There were no tickets sold with all six numbers in Wednesday's drawing of the Powerball lottery. The estimated jackpot for Saturday's drawing will grow to $475 million. (Photo: A Powerball ticket purchased in April 2013 in Cypress Park on the first day of the lottery's arrival in California. State lottery officials say first day sales topped $3 million.)

There were no tickets sold with all six numbers in Wednesday's drawing of the multi-state Powerball lottery game. The estimated jackpot for Saturday's drawing is $475 million.

There were two $2 million Match 5 Power Play winners, one each in Delaware and Pennsylvania, and 26 tickets in sold in 16 states, including California, that had five numbers, but didn't have the Powerball number.

All but the one sold in California is worth $1 million, according to the Multi-State Lottery Association, which conducts the game. The value of the California ticket was not immediately known. California law requires major payoffs of lottery games to be paid on a pari-mutuel basis.

The numbers drawn Wednesday were 2, 11, 26, 34, 41 and the Powerball number was 32. The estimated jackpot was $360 million.

The odds of matching all five numbers and the Powerball number is 1 in 175,223,510, according to the Powerball website. The overall chance of winning a prize is 1 in 31.85.

The Powerball game is played in 43 states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The game became available in California in April 2013. 

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