- - Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Powerball continued to build into big-jackpot territory Wednesday, as numbers were drawn again Wednesday night for a $282 million prize eight weeks after the last big winner.

The winning numbers were 25, 39, 64, 2, 33, with the red Powerball being 17.

If taken as a lump sum, as most recent big lottery winners have chosen to do, Wednesday’s jackpot in the twice-weekly game would be worth almost $184 million, with federal taxes quickly taking almost 40 percent of that amount and state taxes a possibility on top of that.

The $2 Powerball tickets are sold in 44 states, along with the District of Columbia and some U.S. territories.


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