Powerball's estimated jackpot hits $422 million

UPDATE 11 p.m.: Tonight's winning numbers were: 10-47-50-65-68 and Powerball 24. The Power Play is 2.



(AP) -- The estimated Powerball jackpot has soared to $422 million thanks to nearly three months without a winner of the big prize.



If anyone matches the five balls and red Powerball in Wednesday night's drawing, it will be the game's first jackpot winner since May 7.



A jackpot winner could opt for a $422 million annuity paid out over 29 years or a $291 million lump sum. The prize would rank as the nation's 11th largest.



The chance of winning Powerball is incredibly small, at 292.2 million-to-1. But players have much better odds, of about 1 in 25, of winning smaller prizes ranging from $4 to $1 million.



The big Powerball prize comes less than three weeks after a player in Indiana won a $536 million Mega Millions jackpot.


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