DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Drawing results are pending for a Powerball jackpot that has climbed to an estimated $500 million.
If a winning ticket was sold for Wednesday night’s drawing, it would the biggest prize in nearly a year.READ MORE: Preparations Underway For The Salute To America Independence Day Parade In Philadelphia
A spokeswoman for the Texas Lottery couldn’t immediately say after the drawing whether there was a winner. Wednesday’s numbers are 2, 11, 47, 62 and 63, and the Powerball is 17.
A winner could claim the pre-tax $500 million prize through an annuity over 29 years or in a single pre-tax payout of $306 million.READ MORE: Suspect Arrested Following Fatal Stabbing In Wissahickon: Philadelphia Police
The jackpot ranks as the sixth-largest offered in North America and the biggest since a $564.1 millionPowerball prize shared by players from North Carolina, Texas and Puerto Rico last February.
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