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With No Powerball Jackpot Winner, Pot Rises to $625 Million

The eighth-largest Powerball jackpot in the game's history jumped to the fourth largest

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    No Powerball ticket matched all six winning numbers in the $562 million drawing Wednesday night, and the jackpot rose tens of millions of dollars more ahead of the next drawing.

    Saturday's drawing will be an estimated $625 million, game officials said Thursday. That makes it the fourth largest in game history, and the seventh-largest in U.S. lottery history.

    The winning numbers were 10, 14, 50, 53, 63. The Powerball is 21. Four tickets matched all five of the numbers besides the Powerball. They are worth $1 million and were sold in New Jersey, Florida, South Carolina and Kentucky.

    The Powerball jackpot has been growing since it was hit on Dec. 26 in New York at just under $300 million.

    Powerball is played in 44 states plus Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, all of which collectively oversee the game. Drawings are held twice a week. Five white balls are drawn from a drum containing 69 balls and one red ball is selected from a drum with 26 balls. Players can choose their numbers or let a computer make a random choice.

    The odds of winning are one in 292.2 million.