Holy Jackpot! Powerball Climbs to $1.3 Billion for Wednesday
Saturday's Powerball jackpot went unclaimed again — growing the jackpot to an estimated $1.3 billion for the next drawing on Wednesday.
Office pools with be organized again and lines will form for the chance at the jackpot, with a cash value of $806 million.
No ticket matching 5 numbers and the Powerball was purchased for Saturday's drawing, which had a final jackpot of $948 million, the biggest jackpot ever offered in the United States. The winning numbers drawn were: 16-19-32-34-57 with a Powerball of 13.
According to the Powerball website, nearly 792,000 tickets were sold in New Jersey for Saturday's drawing. Twenty-nine tickets matching 4 numbers and the Powerball were sold in New Jersey worth $50,000 each.
New Jersey Lottery spokeswoman Judy Drucker said for Saturday's drawing nearly 75 percent of the possible combinations were selected nationwide.
Several in-store New Jersey Lottery jackpot displays early Sunday morning were black for the Powerball jackpot, indicating that the signs may not be able to handle such a high jackpot.
The Powerball game, played in 44 states, has not had a winner since Nov. 4.