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 the $375 million jackpot Wednesday, 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 won the $60 million Powerball prize on April 1.
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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