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Powerball Jackpot Soars to $380 Million

Demand for tickets spiked after no one scooped the $316 million on offer during Wednesday night’s draw.

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    Huge $380M Powerball Jackpot Brings Out Players

    The sixth largest Powerball jackpot ever brought out many people hoping to win a huge payout. Melissa Etezadi reports from Hawthorne for Today in LA on Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015. (Published Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015)

    Saturday’s Powerball jackpot has surged to a staggering estimated mark of $380 million.

    Saturday's winning numbers are: 5, 10, 21, 34, 58 with Powerball 33.

    Demand for tickets spiked after no one scooped the $316 million on offer during Wednesday night’s draw. Unfortunately for players, the odds of winning the top prize are 1 in 175,223,510, the game's official website states.

    Still, people were lined up at Bluebird Liquors, a lucky Los Angeles lotto retailer, at 6 a.m. for their shot at the jackpot.

    The forthcoming draw will be the 20th since the last time a ticket with all six numbers was sold. 

    The last time a player won was on November 29, 2014, when a single ticket purchased in the state of Washington won a $90 million jackpot.

    The game costs $2 per ticket, and is played 43 states, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the District of Columbia.

    The jackpot starts off at $40 million, and rolls over every time there is no winner.

    The record payout stands at a gargantuan $590 million, and was won by a ticket sold in Florida in May 2013.

    The biggest Powerball winner from California so far won $425.3 million in February 2014, which is the game’s fourth highest jackpot to date.

    It comes after no tickets sold with all six numbers in Friday's multistate Mega Millions lottery, which had an estimated jackpot of $49 million.