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Powerball jackpot continues to grow

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It may not be the largest jackpot in Powerball history, but it will make someone $311 million richer.

Wednesday night’s drawing is the 16th largest jackpot in the game’s history, according to the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery.

The winning ticket will have an estimated cash value of $221.4 million.

Powerball set a world record in January when the jackpot reached $1.586 billion. The prize was shared by winners in Tennessee, California, and Florida.

While several Arkansans have won big prizes—including $100,000 and $10,000 winners from Mountain Home—no one has won the grand prize.

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