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Powerball jackpot soars to $500 million

Posted at 11:43 AM, Jan 06, 2016

The jackpot for Wednesday night’s Powerball drawing has soared to $500 million, according to the Michigan Lottery.

No one has won Powerball’s biggest prize since Nov. 4.

The biggest jackpot was a $656 million Mega Millions prize won in 2012. The last time Powerball had grown this large was in February 2015, when three winners split a $564.1 million prize.

Powerball is played in 44 states as well as the District of Columbia, U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.

The Associated Press contributed to this report