Powerball numbers drawn for $500 million jackpot

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NEW YORK – Check those tickets!

The winning numbers for Wednesday’s $500 million Powerball lottery have been selected.

The numbers are: 2, 11, 47, 62, 63 and 17.

The $500 million jackpot is one of the biggest in U.S. history.

It’s currently headed for sixth place but, if there’s still no winner on Wednesday night, the pot will keep growing – potentially moving it further up the ranks.

The grand prize hit $400 million over the weekend after another winner-less drawing on Saturday, and then hit $450 million on Tuesday.

It climbed another $50 million since Tuesday morning, according to lottery officials.

An estimated 300 million new tickets were purchased between Sunday and Wednesday.

“This is more than 10 times what we see when the jackpot is at the lower levels,” said Texas Lottery spokesperson Kelly Cripe on Tuesday, when it stood at $450 million.

Nobody has matched all six numbers in one of the bi-weekly Powerball drawings since Nov. 7, 2015.

That’s 17 drawings with no winner.

Powerball is sold in 44 states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands

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