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Powerball winning numbers announced for $307 million jackpot

Lottery prizes top $300M

The winning Powerball numbers drawn Wednesday were 12, 30, 36, 47, 62, and the Powerball number was 9.

The top prize for the Powerball drawing was an estimated $307 million. 

Powerball officials said early Thursday there were no jackpot winners. Three winning $1 million tickets were sold.

The estimated jackpot as of early Thursday for Saturday night's Powerball drawing was $356 million.

The jackpot for Tuesday night's Mega Millions drawing was $350 million. It increased to $382 million when no tickets matched all six winning numbers: 11, 17, 50, 52 and 74, plus the Mega Ball 14.

The next Mega Millions drawing is Friday night. 

The prizes are based on annuity options, paid over 29 years. Cash prizes would be an estimated $238 million for Mega Millions and $224 million for Powerball.

Of course, even with more options for giant payouts, the odds of winning a jackpot remain abysmal at 1 in 258.9 million for Mega Millions and 1 in 292.2 million for Powerball.

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