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Powerball Jackpot for Wednesday Stands at $550 Million

Lottery officials made the announcement early Wednesday afternoon.

This is not a repeat from yesterday.

I know it wasn't so long that we reported to you that an already-record-setting Powerball jackpot had been increased from $450 million to $500 million, but Wednesday morning lottery officials announced the jackpot had increased again.

A jackpot winner in Wednesday night's Powerball drawing will get a $550 million prize with a $360.2 million dollar cash option.

Since Maryland began participating in the multi-state lottery game back in January 2010, two Powerball jackpot winner have been sold in the state.

In December 2011, an anonymous Pennsylvania couple bought a $128 million winning ticket in Elkton; back in September 2011 an anonymous couple scored a $108 million winner in Abingdon.

Who's next? Who knows; it could be you. The drawing for the lottery game takes place tonight at 11:22 p.m. on WBAL-TV and will be rebroadcast on Maryland Public Television.

What would you do with over half a billion dollars? Tell us in the comments.

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