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Powerball Jackpot Hits $284 Million; Still Below Record

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    April 3, 2014 | 10:08 am
    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) The Powerball jackpot is climbing again, though it will take some time before it breaks any major record.

    The Multi-State Lottery Association said Wednesday's jackpot is up to an estimated $284 million after no winning ticket was selected Saturday.

    The jackpot is well below the kind of prize money that catches a casual player's attention these days. But it shows how changes to top lottery games have created bigger jackpots in shorter periods of time.

    A $636 million Mega Millions jackpot in December was the second-largest in U.S. lottery history.

    Powerball is played in 43 states, Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The odds of matching all six numbers in the game are 1 in about 175 million.