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Powerball jackpot grows to $290M

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A lottery player picks up his tickets at a retailer in this undated image. (File/FOX5) A lottery player picks up his tickets at a retailer in this undated image. (File/FOX5)
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The Powerball jackpot for Saturday night's drawing has grown to $290 million.

No one picked the winning numbers for Wednesday night's drawing, which were 8, 24, 39, 49, 59 and the Powerball was 5. However, some people in Oklahoma and Oregon won $2 million, while some players in California, Connecticut, Florida, New York and Pennsylvania won $1 million.

Nevada is one of seven states that does not participate in Powerball, but that doesn't stop people in the Silver States from traveling to California or Arizona to grab their tickets.

Tickets cost $2 each and must be purchased an hour before the 7:59 p.m. drawing.

Saturday's jackpot fails in comparison to the largest Powerball jackpot ever of $590.5 million that was won by a Florida woman in May.

The largest jackpot in the U.S. history was a $656 million prize in the Mega Millions drawing that was split between three tickets in Kansas, Illinois and Maryland in March 2012.

The cash option for Saturday night's drawing is $168.4 million.

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