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No Winner for Powerball, Jackpot Rises to $360 Million



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    In this file photo, cards used to select Powerball and other lottery numbers sit on the counter at a 7-Eleven store on August 7, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois.The Powerball jackpot for the next drawing is now $360 million.

    Lottery officials say no jackpot winner was selected in the latest $317 million Powerball drawing.

    Sue Dooley is the senior drawing manager for the Multi-State Lottery Association, which oversees Powerball. She says there will be another drawing Saturday after no one matched Wednesday's winning numbers.

    Each drawing without a winner rolls the jackpot over and makes it more lucrative. The Powerball website shows the current estimated haul for the next drawing is $360 million.

    Until Wednesday's drawing, there had been something of a big-time prize drought, with nearly a year passing since a jackpot above $300 million.

    Powerball is played in 43 states, Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The odds of matching all six numbers in the game are 1 in about 175 million.