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Powerball jackpot reaches an estimated $290 million for Saturday’s drawing

Updated: 2013-08-02T14:26:46Z

The jackpot for the Powerball is getting large again — as in an estimated $290 million large with an an estimated $168.4 million cash payout.

The jackpot for the drawing Saturday is at the level that has people talking and dreaming about what they would do if they won.

To play, it costs $2 and you pick 5 different numbers from 1 and 59. And then pick a Powerball number from 1 and 35.

You have until 8:59 p.m. Saturday to buy your Powerball. The winning numbers are drawn at 9:59 p.m. Central time in Tallahassee, Florida, by the Multi-State Lottery Association.

The chances of matching all six numbers is about 1 in 175 million.

So you can dream. But don’t give up the day job.

Robert A. Cronkleton, bcronkleton@kcstar.com

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