Powerball Jackpot Soars to $700 Million

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Wednesday Powerball jackpot is the second largest in North American lottery history:  $700 million.

The amount is surpassed only by last year's $1.6 billion world-record jackpot.

The cash option prize for Wednesday night's drawing is $443 million.

Powerball is played in 44 states, including Kentucky and Indiana.  

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