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Powerball jackpot tops $200 million

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The Powerball jackpot for Saturday night’s drawing was an estimated $205 million as of Friday afternoon, July 8, 2012.

Powerball paid out more than $5 million in non-jackpot prizes won in the drawing Wednesday, June 6 but the jackpot continued to grow.   

Powerball is available in 42 states including Iowa and Illinois. 

The cash option for a $205 million jackpot winner is just about $139.6 million.