Feeling lucky? Powerball jackpot inching closer to $600 million

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By , WWJ Newsradio 950

(WWJ) -- The Powerball jackpot continues to increase as no tickets matched all the numbers in Monday night's drawing.

The jackpot now stands at an estimated $575 million for Wednesday night's drawing. If a winner chooses a lump sum payout, they would receive $409.3 million.

The last time someone hit the jackpot was Oct. 4 in California, when one person won nearly $700 million.

The record for the largest Powerball jackpot was in 2016, when a lucky winner scored a massive prize of $1.58 billion.

A Mega Millions record was broken a year ago when an Oakland County, Michigan lottery club claimed a jackpot that was worth just over $1 billion.

The Mega Millions jackpot for Tuesday night is $244 million and the drawing takes place at 11 p.m.

The Powerball drawing takes place at 11 p.m. ET Wednesday.

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