Powerball Jackpot Up To $310 Million

By: CBS News (Posted by Melissa Brunner)
By: CBS News (Posted by Melissa Brunner)

(CBS News) DES MOINES, Iowa - No one matched the Powerball's six numbers correctly to claim the top prize of $250 million Wednesday.

Now, the big pot is up to $310 million for Saturday night's drawing or a cool $193.4 million if the winner decides to take the cash value.

It's very close to the all-time biggest jackpot of $364 million, which was won on Feb. 18, 2006. Eight people decided to split the cash option. Their net take home was $177,270,519.67 before taxes.

Five players, one each in Georgia, North Carolina, Missouri, Nebraska and New Jersey, matched five of the six numbers on Wednesday, and took home $1 million each.

The winning Powerball numbers in Wednesday night's game were 17-28-38-39-and-51, and the Powerball was 33.


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