Again, there was no Powerball jackpot winner, and Wednesday’s $1.2 billion prize rose to around $1.5 billion for the next draw.
This comes close to the biggest prize ever won in the game’s 30-year history, which was the $1.586 billion jackpot won by people in three states in 2016.
On Wednesday, no one matched all five numbers – 02-11-22-35-60 with the Powerball of 23 – game officials said.
The next draw is Saturday.
The prize has gone up so much because the last time anyone won the jackpot was on August 3, three months ago. When no one wins, the jackpot rolls over and increases.
The game crossed the $1 billion mark over the weekend, which was the second time it had done so.
The odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 292.2 million.