Yet another Powerball drawing was held Wednesday without anyone hitting the jackpot.
That pushes the top prize for the next drawing Saturday to $435 million — making the potential prize the 11th largest in U.S. lottery history. The cash value of Saturday’s drawing is $273.1 million but could climb higher.
Though no one captured, four tickets matched five numbers but not the Powerball. They were sold in California, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island.
The California ticket is worth $1,674,648. The North Carolina ticket buyer exercised the Powerplay option for an extra $1, increasing the ticket value to $2 million. The others are worth $1 million apiece.
Wednesday’s winning numbers were: 5-21-57-66-69. The Powerball was 13.
In New Jersey, two tickets matched four numbers plus the Powerball. One is worth $50,000 and the other — sold with a Powerplay option is a $150,000 ticket.
Nineteen straight drawings have passed since someone in Arizona .
Powerball tickets, which have been sold in New Jersey since January 2010, cost $2 each. The odds of a ticket hitting the jackpot are 292,201,338 to 1. Players have roughly a 1 in 11,688,053 chance to win at least $1 million.
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