Powerball jackpot $400 million for Wednesday's drawing

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Lottery officials say Wednesday night's Powerball jackpot will be about $400 million, or $225 million if the winner takes the cash option, WCCO-TV reports.

The jackpot swelled to $400 million after no ticket drawn Saturday matched all six Powerball numbers: 1, 17, 25, 37, 44 and a Powerball of 20.

Officials put the odds at 1 in 175 million for Wednesday's drawing.

As astronomical as the odds are, don't tell that to Paul White: The Ham Lake man won his $149 million share of a $448 million Powerball jackpot last month.

The Associated Press says Wednesday's drawing is the fifth-highest in U.S. lottery history, behind August's $448 million jackpot.

Since the number of players grows with higher jackpots, odds are at least one person will win Wednesday night, the executive director of the American Statistical Association tells The AP.

The largest jackpot in U.S. history stands at $656 million, won in the Mega Millions lottery split among winners in Maryland, Kansas and Illinois in March 2012.

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