Powerball increased to $360 million, which is the third largest in history

Powerball increased to $360 million, which is the third largest in history

Powerball increased to $360 million, which is the third largest in history

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Posted on May 14, 2013 at 12:07 PM

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BATON ROUGE, La. – Due a surge in nationwide sales, Wednesday’s Powerball jackpot climbed to $360 million on Tuesday, making it the third largest Powerball jackpot of all time, according to the Multi-State Lottery Association (MUSL.)

Before the increase, the advertised jackpot was $350 million, Louisiana Lottery officials said.

The cash value is now $229.2 million.

In Louisiana, Powerball sales for this draw run, which began on March 31, total more than $13 million and are expected to climb ahead of Wednesday’s drawing, according to lottery officials.

Tickets must be purchased by 9 p.m. the night of the drawing.

Four Powerball prizes of at least $1 million have been sold in Louisiana in 2013, lottery officials said.

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