Powerball jackpot increases to $1.5 billion

A person in New York holds a Powerball ticket for the January 13, 2016 drawing.
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A person in New York holds a Powerball ticket for the January 13, 2016 drawing.

The Powerball jackpot hit a world record on Tuesday and is now worth $1.5 billion.

"Jackpot increased because of yesterday's strong sales," Kelly Cripe, director of media relations at the Texas Lottery Commission, said in a statement.

The prize's cash value is now worth $930 million.

The next jackpot drawing is scheduled for Wednesday night.

No ticket holder had all the winning numbers in Saturday night's $900 million drawing. Saturday's winning number were: 32, 16, 19, 57 and 34. The Powerball number was 13, with a multiplier of 3.

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