Powerball Jackpot Increases to $550 Million

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BRAINTREE, MA (WBZ NewsRadio / AP) — Going up! Wednesday night, the numbers were drawn for the estimated $460 million Powerball jackpot. The winner? Nobody!

So, the jackpot increases to an estimated $550 million for the Saturday drawing.

The winning numbers selected Wednesday night were 2, 18, 37, 39 and 42, and the Powerball number is 12.

Powerball is played in 44 states, as well as Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The odds of winning are one in 292.2 million.

The $550 million prize refers to the annuity option, paid over 29 years.

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