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$320-Million On The Line In Saturday Night’s Powerball Drawing

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — People across the country are hoping to pick the six winning Powerball numbers drawn Saturday night _ and the $320 million jackpot that comes with them.

SATURDAY NIGHT’S WINNING NUMBERS:  17, 29, 31, 52, 53, Powerball: 31

No ticket matched all the numbers in Wednesday night’s Powerball drawing.

Neil Watson with the Nebraska Lottery says the current estimated jackpot of $320 million seems to be holding strong. The lump-sum cash option is $198.3 million.

Lottery officials say the current jackpot is the sixth highest in history. No one has won the Powerball jackpot since early February.

Customers at the Sahara Market in Brooklyn told 1010 WINS reporter Gary Baumgarten that they were optimistic about their chances to take home the big prize.

“Someone’s got to win, that’s me,” said Bill.

The holders of two winning tickets _ one purchased in Arizona and the other in Missouri _ shared $587.5 million in November, the largest Powerball jackpot in history.

Powerball is played in 42 States, Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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