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Topic - Mary Neubauer
The Powerball jackpot has jumped to $550 million, a major climb less than a day after the latest drawing produced no winning ticket.
Lottery officials say nobody has won the Powerball jackpot and the top prize now will increase to about $425 million for the next drawing, the largest jackpot ever for the game.
Black Friday shoppers in many cities briefly detoured into lottery retailers, drawn off task by the prospects of winning a $325 million Powerball jackpot — the fourth-largest in the game's history.
Mary Neubauer, spokeswoman for the Iowa Lottery, says the latest jackpot number has the potential to break the record for largest jump between drawings.