Powerball hits $425 million

By WEEK Producer

Powerball hits $425 million

November 26, 2012 Updated Nov 26, 2012 at 4:26 PM CDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Someone could be $435 million dollars richer after Wednesday night.

There was no winner in the Saturday powerball drawing, meaning the powerball jackpot has swelled from $325 to $425 million, the second jackpot in the history of the United States to exceed $400 million.

If a single player does claim Wednesday jackpot, it will be the largest prize ever awarded by a lottery.

The cash value of that prize would be about $278 million before taxes, but the odds of winning are not in your favor. Winning the jackpot is about 1 in 175 million.

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