2013-05-16 13:12:48.58

Powerball Jackpot Pushed to $550 Million Due to Strong Sales

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Strong sales have once again pushed the Powerball jackpot higher. The estimated jackpot for Saturday night is now $550 million, and the cash value of the jackpot is estimated at $350.1 million.

“The excitement of this gigantic jackpot keeps growing,” said May Scheve Reardon, executive director for the Missouri Lottery. “While you have to have a ticket to win, please remember to play within your means.”

Players have until 8:59 p.m. Saturday to purchase Powerball tickets in Missouri.

Of the 45 lotteries that offer Powerball, Missouri is ranked second in terms of Powerball jackpot winners with 27.

A fact sheet about this historic jackpot, as well as group play tips, is available at MOLottery.com.

The Mega Millions jackpot for Friday night’s drawing is an estimated $190 million. Go to MOLottery.com for more information on both Powerball and Mega Millions.

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