Powerball up to $280M for Wednesday’s drawing

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The lottery’s Powerball jackpot is up to $280 million for Wednesday’s drawing.

According to Mass Lottery Spokesperson Christian Teja, the cash option of the prize is estimated to be $167.3 million.

Teja said Wednesday night’s drawing will be the fifteenth since the jackpot was last hit on March 24, when a $55.9 million jackpot was won off a ticket sold in Louisiana.

The jackpot is also the game’s highest since March 17, when a $456.7 million jackpot was won on a ticket sold in Pennsylvania. 

Tickets for Wednesday’s drawing are $2 and can be bought until 9:50 p.m. Wednesday at Massachusetts Lottery retailers across the state. Drawings are held every Wednesday and Friday at 10:59 p.m.

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