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Powerball jackpot up to $1.5 billion, could grow

A winning $10 million Ohio Lottery ticket was purchased in 2014 at a White Oak store. (FOX19 NOW/Jordan Vilines) A winning $10 million Ohio Lottery ticket was purchased in 2014 at a White Oak store. (FOX19 NOW/Jordan Vilines)
CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -

The largest lottery prize in the world is up for grabs in Wednesday night's Powerball drawing.

The prize has climbed to an estimated $1.5 billion, easily surpassing all other lotteries.

The jackpot estimate is reviewed daily, so it could increase before the drawing if ticket sales continue to exceed expectations.

Hopeful winners undoubtedly will line up Wednesday at White Oak Deli & Convenience store on Cheviot Road in White Oak.

That's where a woman purchased a winning $10 million Ohio Lottery ticket in 2014.

The staggering amount for Powerball's the twice-weekly game started at $40 million on Nov. 4.

No one has matched all six Powerball numbers since then, so the prize has soared.

Lottery officials said they expect at least 80 percent of the 292.2 million number combinations will be purchased before the drawing.

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