Jan. 14 (UPI) — Nobody in the US had the successful Powerball lottery ticket on Wednesday evening, which means the mixed jackpot for it and one other drawing grows to about $1.four billion this weekend.
The Powerball pot, which was at $550 million for Wednesday’s drawing, now grows to $640 million — the fifth-largest within the sport’s historical past.
The subsequent drawing might be held Saturday evening.
“Since [September], there have been 34 drawings in a row and not using a jackpot winner,” Powerball stated in a press release.
“Saturday’s drawing would be the 35th draw within the jackpot run — making this the longest streak and not using a jackpot winner in Powerball historical past.”
Lottery officers stated there have been 10 Powerball tickets that got here near hitting the jackpot.
9 matched all 5 white numbers, however not the Powerball. These gamers, three of whom purchased their tickets in Michigan, received $1 million every.
The opposite ticket, purchased in Florida, received $2 million by matching the 5 white numbers plus the non-obligatory “Megaplier.”
The opposite lottery additionally providing a large payout this weekend is Mega Thousands and thousands. Nobody hit its jackpot on Tuesday evening, rising the following drawing on Friday evening to $750 million, the second-largest pot in its historical past.
All instructed, the worth of each jackpots is about $1.four billion.
The all-time lottery report is about $1.59 billion, which was break up 3 ways in California, Florida and Tennessee 5 years in the past.