Powerball jackpot rises to $435 million ahead of Saturday's drawing

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The Powerball jackpot has risen to $435 million for Saturday after there were no winners following Wednesday night's drawing.

The largest Powerball jackpot ever to hit was $1.586 billion, which was shared between tickets sold in three states in January 2016.

Wednesday's winning numbers were: 5-21-57-66-69.

The next POWERBALL drawing will be held Saturday, June 10, 2017, at 10:59 p.m. ET, tickets must be purchased by 10:00 p.m. ET to be eligible for this drawing.

In February 2015, a jackpot rolled over 20 times before there were winners for the $564.1 million prize - one each in North Carolina, Texas and Puerto Rico.

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The ticket, sold at the Kangaroo Express on McArthur Road, matched all five white balls drawn.

The most recent jackpot victor, who has not yet claimed the prize, came from the $60 million April 1 drawing, according to the Arizona Lottery.

"We are starting to see sales increase as the Powerball jackpot continues to climb and that is good news, because strong sales mean more money to help support education, seniors and tourism in West Virginia", West Virginia Lottery Director Alan Larrick said in a news release Thursday. The Lottery encourages the holder of a large prize-winning ticket to promptly sign the back of the ticket, call the Lottery at 717-702-8146 and file a claim at the nearest Lottery office. The record for the largest lottery prize won in MI belongs to Donald Lawson who won $337 million in 2012. A $50,000-winning ticket matched four white balls and the Powerball.

Winners have the option of receiving their winnings in yearly installments or in an estimated $273.1 million lump sum.

A $2 ticket gives you a one in 292.2 million chance at joining the hall of Powerball champions. There were no grand prize winners but one lucky North Carolina victor used the Power Play and won $2 million. National POWERBALL drawings are broadcast live, in high-definition, from the Florida Lottery's state of the art draw studio in Tallahassee.

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