Powerball winning jackpot amount grows to $325 million

The jackpot for the multistate Powerball lottery has grown to $325 million, after another drawing passed Wednesday night with no big winner.

The next numbers will be drawn Saturday night. The jackpot prize has a cash value of about $212.8 million, and the odds of winning the big prize are one in 175,223,510. Maryland is one of 42 states, along with the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands, where Powerball tickets are sold.

The first big Powerball prize in the state was claimed last September by an Abingdon couple who won $108.8 million. And last Christmas Eve, another couple bought a $128.8 million ticket in Cecil County.

Marylanders also hit the jackpot on the massive $656 million Mega Millions prize this spring. A group of school employees who called themselves "The Three Amigos" won a share that was reportedly worth more than $100 million in cash after taxes.

None of the recent winners have publicly identified themselves.

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