The next Powerball jackpot will be the biggest in U.S. history after no one picked the winning numbers to claim Wednesday's $500 million prize.

The winning numbers were 2, 11, 47, 62, 63 and a Powerball of 17; the jackpot grew in the last few hours before the 11 p.m. drawing to $524 million, the fourth largest ever offered in the U.S.

The annuity value of Saturday's Powerball jackpot is estimated at $675 million; the cash value is estimated at $413.1 million.

According to the Multi-State Lottery Association, 347,840 winning tickets were sold in New Jersey for Wednesday drawing. Six tickets worth $50,000 each were sold in New Jersey, for matching four numbers plus the Powerball.

The Powerball jackpot has not been won since November when a jackpot with an annuity value of $144,000 was sold in Tennessee. The largest Powerball jackpot ever offered had an annuity value of $590.4 million and was won by an 84-year-old Florida woman in 2013.

The odds of picking 5 numbers and the Powerball to claim the jackpot are 292 million-to-1.

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