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Powerball jackpot rising again: $250 million

The jackpot in the multi-state Powerball lottery has soared to $250 million after no one matched the numbers in Saturday night’s drawing.

The next drawing will be Wednesday, Nov. 21 and maybe someone from Georgia—the metro Atlanta area—will be lucky.

The Powerball numbers drawn on Nov. 17 were 3, 15, 27, 58 and 59, with Powerball number 20. Powerball Match 5 winning tickets were sold in Florida, Illinois, New York and Texas.

Saturday's drawing was the 13th consecutive drawing without a jackpot winner. The current jackpot run began Oct. 6.


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The largest Powerball jackpot to date was in 2006 when $365 million was split between eight employees at a Nebraska meatpacking plant.

Powerball is played weekly in 42 states including Georgia. The game is also available in Washington, D.C. and the U.S. Virgin Islands.