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Powerball jackpot jumps again -- to $550M

2:49 PM, May 16, 2013   |    comments
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ATLANTA -- Georgia Lottery officials said Thursday afternoon that Saturday's Powerball jackpot has jumped to $550 million, less than a day after it rolled over to $475 million.

That marks the third largest jackpot in US history, only topped by a $587.5 million Powerball jackpot and a $656 million Mega Millions jackpot, both drawn last year.

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No one matched the winning Powerball numbers drawn Wednesday night -- 2, 11, 26, 34, 41 and the Powerball was 32.

Friday night's Mega Millions has grown as well, running up to $190 million for Friday night's drawing.

The combined Powerball and Mega Millions jackpot amounts for Friday and Saturday night total a US record of $740 million. 

Powerball tickets are $2 per play, while Mega Millions tickets run $1 each.

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