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Powerball jackpot near $350 million for Saturday

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Alfredo Watts | 17 February, 2017, 01:29

In other lottery news, the Mega Millions is at $46 million for Friday night's drawing.

The Powerball jackpot for the Saturday drawing has risen to an estimated $349 million.

The odds of a $2 ticket matching five numbers are about 11,688,053 to 1.

Wednesday's numbers were 5, 28, 33, 38, 42 with 19 as the Powerball. Tickets sold in California, Florida and Tennessee each won a share of that world record-setting jackpot on January 13, 2016.

New Jersey is on a hot streak of lottery winners with eight big winning tickets sold this week. Two tickets are worth $50,000 and eight tickets are worth $200. Deadline to purchase tickets is 9:45 p.m.

The next Mega Millions drawing is Friday, Feb. 17, with an estimated jackpot of $46 million and cash option of $27 million. Let's see if that $2 you plunked down for a ticket pays off. Find out where you can buy your Powerball tickets here.

National POWERBALL drawings are broadcast live, in high-definition, from the Florida Lottery's state of the art draw studio in Tallahassee.

The $1 million ticket matched five numbers but not the Powerball, according to Powerball officials.