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Have A Ticket, Yorktown? Powerball Jackpot Climbs To $400 Million

The Powerball jackpot is $400 million for Wednesday's drawing.
The Powerball jackpot is $400 million for Wednesday's drawing. Photo Credit: Daily Voice

WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- Another Powerball lottery drawing came and went without a winner this past weekend giving Westchester hopefuls with a chance at Wednesday's $400 million prize.

No one matched all six numbers for Saturday's $330.8 million drawing.

The next Powerball drawing, which will be drawn at 10:59 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19, will be the fourth-biggest Powerball jackpot and sixth-highest lottery prize of all time — at least $400 million or $227.8 million in a lump sum.

In Powerball, officials increased the ticket prices from $1 to $2 in January 2012 and raised opening jackpots to $40 million.

The biggest lottery prize was a $656 million Mega Millions jackpot in March 2012 that was shared by three winning tickets. The second-largest came in December, a $636 million Mega Millions prize shared by two winning tickets.

The biggest Powerball jackpot ever was $590.5 million last May. The odds of matching all six Powerball numbers are 1 in about 175 million.

The last Westchester County Powerball top prize winner was Tara Ramirez, 37, of Hartsdale, who claimed the sole jackpot-winning ticket for the $70 million Powerball drawing of Feb. 25, 2012. The Lottery retailer, Dairydel on Central Avenue in Hartsdale, received a $10,000 bonus check.

Powerball is played in 43 states, including New York, Connecticut, as well as Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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