Powerball surges to record $700 million jackpot

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Update:

Only 12 hours after rolling to a record $675 million jackpot, the Powerball jackpot was again increased to $700 million– thanks to strong ticket sales.

Original Report:

Have you gotten a Powerball ticket yet?  This weekend’s Powerball drawing is the largest lottery jackpot in U.S. history– coming in at $675 million!

There were no winners for Wednesday night’s Powerball drawing. The winning numbers in Wednesday’s drawing were 2, 11, 47, 62, 63 with a Powerball of 17.

This jackpot has been rolling since the November 4, 2015, drawing.

“This historic jackpot is sparking incredible interest and players across Pennsylvania are very excited,” said Pennsylvania Lottery Executive Director Drew Svitko. “We encourage all players to play responsibly and to buy their tickets early to avoid a last-minute rush on Saturday.”

Lottery retailers statewide are reporting brisk ticket sales.