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Check your tickets! Winning Powerball numbers are in

Madeline Patrick | 11 June, 2017, 10:22

The Powerball jackpot prize has climbed to $435 million, with a $273.1 million cash payout, after Wednesday's drawing failed to produce a top-prize victor.

Winning numbers are drawn from white balls between 1 and 69 and a Powerball numbered from 1 to 26. Lottery site USAMega.com estimated the federal tax withholding on the figure if the $273.1 million lump sum was taken would be almost $68.28 million, and state taxes could cost another $24.1 million (with NY the worst offender).

A massive $447.8 million jackpot is up for grabs for the lucky person who picked the winning numbers.

The chance of winning the jackpot is one in 292.2 million. A jackpot closing in on half a billion dollars will do that. Only one of those big payouts, a $536 million jackpot, came a year ago.

Republican candidate charged with assault on reporter wins special Montana election
Saying he was "not proud" of his behavior, he added, "I should not have responded the way I did, for that I'm sorry". That was before Wednesday's altercation with Ben Jacobs , a political reporter for Britain's The Guardian .

The estimated prize is based on a victor choosing an annuity, which pays off over 29 years. The odds of winning any prize are 1 in 38.

Powerball and Mega Millions are now available in 44 states.

Hughes also says she sees more people come in to get tickets 30 minutes before the drawing than any other time.

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