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Lottery: Powerball Jackpot Increased Again to $550 Million

Lottery officials made the announcement early Wednesday afternoon.

This is not a repeat from yesterday.

I know it wasn't so long ago that we reported to you that an already record-setting Powerball jackpot had been increased from $450 million to $500 million, but Wednesday morning lottery officials announced the jackpot had increased again.

A jackpot winner in Wednesday night's Powerball drawing will pull down a $550 million prize with a $360.2 million dollar cash option.

Since Maryland began participating in the multi-state lottery game back in January 2010, two Powerball jackpot winner have been sold in the state.

In Dec. 2011, an anonymous Pennsylvania couple bought a $128 million winning ticket in Elkton; back in Sept. 2011 an anonymous couple scored a $108 million winner in Abingdon.

Here are a few locations in Glen Burnie where people can buy Powerball tickets and retrieve most winning tickets:

Who's next? Who knows; it could be you. The drawing for the lottery game takes place tonight at 11:22 p.m. on WBAL-TV and will be rebroadcast on Maryland Public Television.

What would you do with over half a billion dollars? Build a supervillain lair in a volcano? Help out your favorite charity? Buy your mom a new car? Something else entirely? Tell us in the comments.

mark November 28, 2012 at 08:09 PM
Buy everybody something they would like
Amy Helen lettis November 28, 2012 at 10:16 PM
I would pay off my debts, help my friends, and be able to create everyday without the stress of money worries And have the house I've always dreamed of. Anything for my daughter and family too
Baljit Kochhar November 29, 2012 at 12:29 AM
open a free shelter for family....

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