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Powerball jackpot climbs to $865 million as long winless drought continues

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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Powerball jackpot has increased to an estimated $865 million after yet another drawing without a big winner, continuing a winless streak that dates to New Year’s Day. The numbers drawn were: 7, 11, 19, 53 68 and red ball 23. Since the last jackpot winner on Jan. 1, there have been 36-straight drawings without someone matching all of the game’s six numbers. It’s tough to win the Powerball jackpot because the odds are so long, at 1 in 292.2 million. The $865 million prize on the line for the next drawing Wednesday night is for a sole winner who is paid through an annuity. Most winners choose a cash payout, which for Wednesday night’s drawing would be an estimated $416 million.