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No winner of record Powerball jackpot, next draw put at $1.3 billion

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Baku, January 10, AZERTAC

No one won Saturday`s record jackpot of nearly $950 million in the multi-state Powerball lottery, officials said, driving the haul for a winning ticket in the next draw to $1.3 billion, lottery officials said, according to www.reuters.com.

Millions of Americans anxiously checked their tickets for the winning combination of six numbers - 32, 16, 19, 57, 34 with a Powerball number of 13.

“No Powerball jackpot winner,” the Texas Lottery announced on Twitter hours after the numbers were drawn.

“Since nobody won tonight`s staggering $947.8 million jackpot, it has rolled to an estimated $1.3 billion for January 13,” said a statement from officials in California, one of the 44 states, together with Washington D.C. and two U.S. territories, that participate in Powerball.

The grand prize for Powerball has climbed steadily for weeks after repeated drawings produced no big winners. This week ticket purchases surged along with the size of the pot, driving the prize beyond the $900 million reported earlier.

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