Powerball jackpot increases to $1.5 billion

A person in New York holds a Powerball ticket
Stephanie Keith | Reuters

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 jackpot prize, handwritten on a Powerball sign, is displayed at a corner store selling lottery tickets along the U.S. Mexico border in San Ysidro, California, January 12, 2016.
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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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