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Growing Powerball jackpot now at $422 million, 8th largest in game's history

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Posted at 12:47 PM, Jul 26, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-26 15:47:22-04

With politics dominating the 24-hour news cycle this week, it’s easy to forget that Californians have a shot at a Powerball jackpot estimated at $422 million tomorrow night. There’s absolutely nothing partisan about wanting a piece of the 8th-largest Powerball jackpot of all time! The jackpot amount has rolled now 22 times since it reset to $40 million for the draw back on May 11.

When you combine the Powerball jackpot with tonight’s estimated $15 million ($10.2 million cash option) Mega Millions® jackpot draw – and then add in tomorrow night’s $20 million ($14 million cash option) SuperLotto Plus® draw – we’re talking an estimated $457 million up for grabs over the next two evenings.

It’s been a couple months since the last time the Powerball jackpot was hit. On May 7, a single ticket purchased in New Jersey matched all six numbers. The Smith family of Trenton, NJ won the $284.1 million prize. The last time a Californian won the Powerball jackpot was back on January 13. Mae and Marvin Acosta purchased a ticket in Chino Hills that matched all six numbers. They shared the record $1.586 billion jackpot with winners in Tennessee and Florida.

If someone wins the Powerball jackpot tomorrow night, they’ll have the option of taking the estimated $422 million spread out over 30 years or taking the lump sum amount of an estimated $291.8 million (before federal taxes).