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NEW YORK — The winning Powerball numbers for Wednesday’s $1.5 billion jackpot are 8-27-34-4-19 with a Powerball of 10.

A lottery official says this is the largest jackpot history in the world.

The odds of matching all six numbers are 1 in 292.2 million.

A winner would have the option of taking annual payments over 29 years or opting for a lump-sum payment of $930 million.

If there is no winner Wednesday, the estimated jackpot for Saturday's drawing will climb to $2 billion with a lump-sum value of $1.24 billion.

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