Powerball Lottery Jackpot Rises To $290 Million

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The Powerball lottery jackpot soared to an estimated $290 million after no one won the grand prize in Wednesday's drawing, according to the game's website.

The winning numbers for the July 31 drawing were 8, 24, 39, 49, 59 and the Powerball number was 5.

The next drawing will be Saturday, August 3.

Though there were no jackpot winners, two players, one in Oklahoma and another in Oregon, won $2 million each for the Match 5 Power Play, according to the game's website. The Power Play option, which increases the size of the prize, costs an additional $1 to play.

In May, 84-year-old Gloria C. Mackenzie won the largest Powerball jackpot in history. With the jackpot coming in at $590 million, Mackenzie decided to take a lump sum cash payout of $370.8 million, according to ABC News.

The chances of winning the Powerball grand prize are 1 in 175,223,510.

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