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All eyes are on record Powerball purse
The $1.5 billion dollar jackpot is the largest in the nation’s history

Jo Ingles
This week's $1.5 billion Powerball drawing is the largest lottery prize ever in the U.S.
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The Powerball jackpot is up to $1.5 billion dollars for the big drawing Wednesday night. Ohio Public Radio’s Jo Ingles reports.

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The Ohio Lottery’s Danielle Frizzi-Babb doesn’t think the word “huge” is the best word to describe the current Powerball jackpot. 

“Huge might be an understatement," she says, "that is just one insane amount of money.” 

The $1.5 billion dollar jackpot is the largest in the nation’s history. 

The chance of picking the winning numbers is about one in 300 million, but Frizzi-Babb says there are two tickets out there from Saturday’s drawing that are worth a $1 million dollars each.

Forty-four states and Washington DC participate in Powerball, and Ohio is one of six states where the winner can remain anonymous.

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