Powerball jackpot soars to $700M

MIDDLETOWN, Pa. (WHTM) – Strong ticket sales have pushed the record Powerball lottery jackpot even higher – to $700 million or a $428.4 million cash prize.

The Pennsylvania Lottery made the announcement at noon Thursday, just 12 hours after the jackpot had rolled to a record $675 million.

The grand prize is a new record for the Powerball game and the largest jackpot of any lottery game in U.S. history.

No tickets matched all numbers drawn Wednesday night. The numbers are 2, 11, 47, 62, 63 and the Powerball 17.

Tickets for the next Powerball drawing will be available until 9:59 p.m. on Saturday, January 9.

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