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Powerball jackpot grows to $250M before Wednesday's drawing

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Michigan's Donald Lawson, 44, won $337 million in a Powerball drawing in August. Michigan's Donald Lawson, 44, won $337 million in a Powerball drawing in August.

By FOX 2 News Staff

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. (WJBK) -- One lucky winner could buy a whole lot of turkeys after Wednesday night's Powerball drawing.

The jackpot is worth an estimated $250 million, according to the multi-state lottery game's web site.

The largest Powerball Jackpot ever won was in February of 2006 at $365 million. It was won by one person in Nebraska. In August, Lapeer, Mich. resident Donald Lawson won $337 million.

The standard Powerball wager is $2. The odds of winning the jackpot is estimated at 1 in 175 million.

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