There were no tickets sold with all six numbers in the latest drawing of the multi-state Powerball lottery and the estimated jackpot for Saturday’s drawing is expected to grow to $625 million, the seventh largest in U.S. history.
Six tickets were sold with five numbers, but missing the Powerball number. Two of the three sold in South Carolina are each worth $2 million, because the player utilized the Power Play option, where for an additional $1 per play, a ticket with five numbers, but missing the Powerball number, is worth $2 million, according to the Multi-State Lottery Association, which conducts the game.
Another ticket sold in South Carolina and one each in Florida, Kentucky and New Jersey are each worth $1 million.
The numbers drawn Wednesday were 10, 14, 50, 53, 63 and the Powerball number was 21. The jackpot was $562.1 million, the 10th largest in U.S. history.
The drawing was the 24th since a ticket with all six numbers was sold.
The odds of matching all five numbers and the Powerball number is 1 in about 293 million, according to the Multi-State Lottery Association. The overall chance of winning a prize is 1 in 24.87.
The Powerball game is played in 44 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands.