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Recent Changes Mean Powerball Is Even Harder To Win

Today there’s another drawing for the massive $1.5 billion Powerball jackpot. Last fall, lottery officials were facing plunging ticket sales and made a rule change to make the Powerball harder to win – meaning the prizes would get larger.

According to the LA Times, the odds of winning the jackpot jumped from 1 in 175 million to 1 in 292 million. Here & Now‘s Jeremy Hobson discusses this record-breaking jackpot with Maggie Lake, anchor and correspondent at CNN.


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