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Next up: $730M Powerball prize after no Mega Millions winner

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Posted at 1:07 AM, Jan 20, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-21 00:07:37-05

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) —DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Thanks to math and bad luck, lottery players have another shot at a giant jackpot as a $730 million Powerball prize is on the line. The Powerball jackpot up for grabs Wednesday night is the fifth-largest ever. It will come only a day after nobody won the even-larger Mega Millions prize, which now stands at $970 million. Winning numbers for Wednesday night’s Powerball drawing are: 40-53-60-68-69 and a Powerball of 22. It’s the first time both lottery jackpots have topped $700 million. No one has won either of the jackpots since mid-September, allowing the prizes to grow steadily for months. The long stretch without a winner reflects the incredibly small odds of winning — one in 292.2 million for Powerball and one in 302.5 million for Mega Millions.