Powerball jackpot increased again to $700 Million

Thanks to player excitement, the Powerball® group has again increased the jackpot to an estimated $700 million for the Wednesday, Oct. 26, drawing.

The estimated cash value for the drawing Wednesday is an estimated $335.7 million. This will be the 36th drawing in the current jackpot run and the first time the jackpot has reached the $700 million mark in more than a year. Additionally, this is now the 5th largest Powerball jackpot in the game’s 30-year history and the 8th largest in U.S. lottery history.

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