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Powerball reaches $317 million for Saturday's drawing


SCHENECTADY, N.Y. – Two dollars and a dream could lead to a $317,000,000 jackpot winning.

The New York Lottery announced the jackpot for Saturday's Powerball drawing has reached $317,000,000.  On Wednesday, the jackpot was at $245,000,000.

This is now the eighth largest Powerball jackpot in the history of the game.  The largest jackpot, $590.5 million, went to a woman in Florida earlier this year.

The New York Lottery contributed more than $3 billion to help support education in New York State during the 2012-2013 fiscal year, 15% of all total state education aid to local school districts.

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