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Powerball lottery jackpot raised to $425 million

Wednesday's Powerball jackpot was raised to $425 million, Maryland lottery officials said Tuesday, which marks the fourth largest jackpot ever.

The jackpot will have a $244.7 million cash option, and is not expected to go up again before the drawing. The pot will grow again if there is not a winner.

The total marks the third largest Powerball jackpot, following the $587.5 million Powerball on Nov. 28, 2012. The highest Powerball jackpot was a $590.5 million Powerball in May.

According to lottery officials, Maryland has had seven, $1 million Powerball winners in Maryland so far this year.

erica.green@baltsun.com

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