Powerball jackpot jumps to $758 million

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 11:29PM
Check the numbers in Wednesday night's Powerball drawing for August 23rd.

NEW YORK - The jackpot for Wednesday night's Powerball jackpot continued to climb, and was worth an estimated $758.7 million at drawing time.

The jackpot is the second largest in U.S. history.

The numbers drawn on Wednesday, August 23rd are: 6, 7, 16, 23, 26 and Powerball 4. The Powerplay is x4.

Lottery officials raised the expected jackpot Tuesday, pushing it past a $656 million Mega Millions jackpot won in 2012 by three people.

The prize for Wednesday's drawing had grown so massive because it has been more than two months since a jackpot winner, on June 10.

The jackpot still remains far less than the record $1.6 billion prize won by three people in January 2016.
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The latest $758 million prize refers to the annuity option, paid over 29 years. The cash option would be more than $443.3 million.

The odds of winning the Powerball jackpot is one in 292.2 million.

Powerball is played in 44 states, as well as Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

You can see Saturday's drawing on abc7ny.com and on Channel 7 right before Eyewitness News at 11.
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