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Powerball Jackpot Hits Record $1.5B

The Powerball lottery jackpot is now at $1.5 billion for Wednesday's drawing, Texas lottery officials announced. Before taxes, the cash value is $930 million, and the jackpot could still grow before the drawing. Though there were no Powerball winners Saturday, more than $159 million in prize money was distributed to 18 million players, officials said.