Powerball jackpot for Wednesday night reaches $500 million

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DENVER -- The Powerball jackpot increased to $500 million on Wednesday morning, which would make it the fifth-largest prize in U.S. history.

The largest jackpot was in May 2013, when a Florida woman won $590.5 million, according to Colorado Lottery representative Kelly Tabor.

This half-billion dollar jackpot has got many past players getting back in the game, Tabor said.

Powerball drawings are held every Wednesday and Saturday at 8:59 p.m.

The multistate game has a starting jackpot of $40 million and grows from there if no one gets all five numbers and the Powerball.

For the winning numbers, tune into FOX31 Denver News at 9 p.m. Wednesday.

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