Lottery officials said Sunday morning that no ticket has matched all six Powerball numbers. That means the record $949.8 million jackpot is expected to soar to $1.3 billion for Wednesday’s drawing.
The odds to win were one in 292.2 million, and the numbers drawn were 32-16-19-57-34 and Powerball number 13. To win the jackpot, a ticket must have all six numbers correct. The first five can be in any order but the sixth must be the Powerball number.
A ticket costs $2.
Officials with the Multi-State Lottery Association, which runs the Powerball game, said they expected about 75 percent of the possible number combinations would have been bought for Saturday night’s drawing.
Since Nov. 4, the Powerball jackpot has grown from its $40 million starting point as no one has won the jackpot.
Powerball lottery officials were expecting more than $400 million in ticket sales on Saturday alone thanks to the jackpot soaring to $900 million.
Gary Grief, executive director of the Texas Lottery and president of the multistate Powerball Lottery, says officials tallied $352 million in ticket sales on Friday.
Sales for the lottery game have skyrocketed since Wednesday, when no one won an estimated $500 million jackpot.
Powerball is played in 44 states as well as the District of Columbia, U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.