INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Jan. 7, 2016) -- No one won the jackpot for Wednesday's $524 million Powerball drawing, pushing the jackpot to an estimated $675 million for Saturday's drawing. The jackpot later increased to a whopping $700 million!!
That's the largest Powerball jackpot in history and the largest lottery jackpot in U.S. history, topping a March 2012 prize of $656 million.
The winning numbers from Wednesday night's drawing were 2, 11, 47, 62 and 63. The Powerball was 17.
Two tickets worth $50,000 were sold in central Indiana. One was purchased in Noblesville, the other in Greenwood.
Players have until 9:58 p.m. Saturday to buy tickets for the next drawing. Tickets cost $2 and are available at more than 4,400 retail locations around the state. While no one hit the jackpot Wednesday, the Hoosier Lottery said tickets worth $50,000 were sold in Noblesville, Vincennes, Greenwood, Lowell and Lake Station. Those tickets matched four of the first five numbers and the Powerball.
Powerball is played in 44 states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Odds of winning are 1 in 292 million.