$448 million up for grabs in Wednesday’s Powerball drawing

$448 million up for grabs in Wednesday’s Powerball drawing

$448 million up for grabs in Wednesday’s Powerball drawing

Saturday's jackpot is $11.7 million.

The Powerball lottery jackpot for Saturday's drawing has jumped to almost a half-billion dollars after no tickets matched all of the numbers in Wednesday night's drawing.

The estimated $495 million top prize would be the 8th largest Powerball lottery jackpot in the game's history and rank 14th all-time in USA lottery history. The winning numbers were 05, 06, 45, 55 and 59, and the Powerball number was 14. The cash option would be $271.7 million, according to the Powerball website.

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· There were 1,468,589 tickets sold in the drawing that won at least $4. One ticket matched all five white numbers with the optional Power Play and is $2 million.

· The player in Florida also played the Power Play option which increased their winnings to $2 million. If there is no jackpot victor, the amount grows larger for the next drawing.

No one has won the PowerBall lottery since December 26, 2018, and its jackpot has been steadily rising with each rollover since then.

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Powerball is played in 44 states, Washington D.C., the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.

Two tickets in NY matched the five white balls but not the Powerball to win $1 million, according to a lottery press release.

Statistically, you only have a one in 292.2 million chance of winning the big prize.

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