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If you win the lottery, you might give some of your enormous loot to close your family and friends, but you also have to make something of the IRS. The Mercer Morrison from Buzz60 has the story
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The lottery fever escalated on Wednesday night. Officials claimed that no ticket won a $ 550 million Powerball jackpot.

The price grew to an estimated $ 625 million, the next draw was scheduled for Saturday night.

If someone had won the eighth-biggest Powerball prize in history on Wednesday, he would have been able to choose a lump sum of $ 335 million before taxes or receive the prize in pension payments. The winning numbers were 10, 14, 50, 53, 63 and Powerball 21.

The Powerball jackpot has not risen since December when a New York ticket won an estimated $ 298.3 million.

Lotto mania hits the country several times a year. The grand prize of Mega Millions reached $ 1.5 billion in October and pulled long lines in convenience stores. A woman from South Carolina claimed the prize anonymously earlier this month.

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The current Powerball jackpot surpassed half a billion after being struck on Saturday youngest multimillionaire of the nation had not been created. Nevertheless, 44 tickets had the right numbers to win a prize of $ 50,000.

The likelihood of winning the jackpot is 1 out of 292,201,338, according to the Powerball website. About 1 out of 24.87 Powerball tickets sold wins $ 4 or more.

The winners usually have 90 days to a year to claim their prize depending on the selling jurisdiction. Expiration dates are printed on the back of the tickets.

Powerball is played in 44 states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands. Tickets cost $ 2 each.

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