Numbers Drawn for $476-Million Powerball Jackpot

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With the potential Powerball jackpot now climbing to around $620 million and the Mega Millions jackpot at around $1.6 billion (the largest jackpot in USA history), the lottery money up for grabs next week could top $2 billion.

No information about the Knoxville victor is available until the prize is claimed.

Lottery officials say there were no jackpot winners in Saturday's drawing. Players will have another chance to win on Wednesday (10/24) at 11pm.

The numbers drawn Saturday were 62-16-54-57-69 while the Powerball was 23.

The Mega Millions lottery in the USA may see a streak of jackpot rollovers end as it heads towards a record $US1.6 billion ($2.2 billion).

The previous largest single jackpot of $758.7 million was won last year by Mavis Wanczyk, a 53-year-old mother of two from MA.

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The 24 semi-weekly Mega Millions drawings have failed to produce a top victor since July 24, when an 11-member office pool in Santa Clara County, California, shared a $543 million jackpot. The last time anyone won the Powerball was on August 11th in NY for $245 million.

Mega Millions is played in 44 states Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Players get five numbers from 1 to 70 and one Mega number between 1 and 25.

The odds of winning the Mega Millions jackpot are one in 302,575,350, but the odds of winning any of the lesser prizes are one in 24.

"It's hard to overstate how exciting this is - but now it's really getting fun", Gordon Medenica, lead director of the Mega Millions Group and director of Maryland Lottery and Gaming, tells CNN.

The Tennessee Lottery said the base prize for matching all five white numbers is $1 million, but the player added the Power Play which upped the prize money to $2 million.

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