Powerball jackpot grows to $550 million

Posted at 1:41 PM, Mar 17, 2019

The Powerball jackpot continues to climb higher.

After no one matched all six numbers in Saturday's $495 million drawing, the jackpot is growing to an estimated $550 million for Wednesday's drawing. The cash value lump sum is an estimated $335 million.

It is the eighth largest Powerball jackpot since the game began in 1992 and the largest jackpot since tickets in Iowa and New York split a $687.8 jackpot just before Halloween.

There have been 23 consecutive drawings without a winner since a ticket sold in New York matched all six numbers in the $294 million Powerball jackpot drawing on December 26.

Saturday's winning numbers are 30, 34, 39, 53, 67 with 11 as the Powerball. The Power Play multiplier was two.

The deadline to buy tickets for Wednesday night's drawing is 10 p.m. EST. The odds of winning are one in 292.2 million.

People dreaming of winning millions can also play for another prize on Tuesday. The Mega Millions jackpot for the March 19 drawing is $45 million.