Here are the winning Powerball numbers

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The winning Powerball numbers are: 47 2 63 62 11  and Powerball 17

Earlier this week, the Powerball grand prize went from $450 million to $500 million. It is one of the biggest lottery jackpots of all time.

*Click here to learn how high Saturday's jackpot is expected to climb to (Hint: It's a record in the U.S.)

If no one wins the jackpot on Wednesday, the amount will continue to increase. Currently, 500 million is the 6th-largest jackpot ever.

If there is a big winner tonight, they'll take home 306 million dollars after taxes. The odds of winning are about 1 in 292 million.

"I've played it at several places today through my route, just to see if I can get luck from somewhere," said one local resident.