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Posted: January 10, 2016

No winners for Powerball jackpot, grand prize tops $1B

Cox Media Group National Content Desk

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A drawing Saturday night for a $900 million Powerball jackpot once again yielded no grand prize winners, lottery officials confirmed early Sunday morning.

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The announcement meant the prize - already the largest lottery jackpot in U.S. history - would only grow. Early Sunday morning the Multi-State Lottery Association estimated the jackpot would be worth at least $1.3 billion.

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Players in Connecticut and Texas won $2 million each, according to the Multi-State Lottery Association. Meanwhile, players in 14 states won $1 million each.

Officials estimated shops nationwide sold $277 million worth of lottery tickets Friday and $400 million Saturday.

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The current record for highest jackpot was set in 2013 when a Florida woman won $590.5 million playing Powerball.

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