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Powerball jackpot hits record high at $500M

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With no one matching the winning numbers, a record $500 million estimated jackpot is up for grabs on Wednesday. With no one matching the winning numbers, a record $500 million estimated jackpot is up for grabs on Wednesday.

SOUTH CAROLINA (WMBF) - If you need some extra holiday cash, playing the Powerball lottery could be just the ticket.

No ticket holders matched all the numbers in Saturday's drawing which offered an estimated jackpot of $365 million. Saturday's winning numbers were 22, 32, 37, 44, 50, with a Powerball of 34.

With no one matching the winning numbers, a record $425 million estimated jackpot was established, but that jackpot was further adjusted to $500 million! And all that is up for grabs on Wednesday.

The jackpot rolled over for a 15th straight time when no one matched the six numbers in the multi-state lottery game. This jackpot run began on October 6, and someone in South Carolina walked away with a hefty $2 million.

Tickets for Wednesday night's drawing must be purchased before 9:59 p.m. for the 10:59 p.m. drawing. Tickets are $2 and available at lottery retailer statewide.

Powerball's largest payout to date was $365 million in 2006 to eight co-workers at a Nebraska meat-packing plant.

Check out the odds of winning and recent lottery drawings on WMBFNews.com.

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