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Powerball jackpot climbs to $400 million

Posted at 3:07 PM, Jan 03, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-03 15:09:20-05

NEW YORK — The next Powerball winner could get $400 million.

More than 2 million players took home smaller prizes on Saturday. Three contestants took home $1 million apiece. Someone in Pennsylvania also won $2 million.

But no one claimed the grand prize, which keeps growing.

The next drawing is on Wednesday. Powerball estimates the chances of someone picking the jackpot-winning numbers are about 1 in 300 million.

A $400 million win would be one of the biggest Powerball jackpots of all time.

An 84-year-old Floridian won the biggest grand prize in the game’s history in May 2013. It was a $590.5 million jackpot.