WASHINGTON — The Powerball jackpot has grown once again to half a billion dollars after no one hit the grand prize in Wednesday night's drawing.
There were also no million dollar winners, though seven tickets won $150,000 and 17 won $50,000.
An estimated $500 million, with a cash option of $242.4 million, will be on the line for Saturday night's Powerball drawing.
The last time someone hit the Powerball jackpot was back in July, when one very lucky lottery player in California won $1.08 billion - which was the game's third largest prize in history. Since then, there have been 21 straight Powerball drawings without a grand prize winner.
It's been a big summer for huge lottery prizes. Last month, a single winning ticket sold in Florida won the $1.58 billion Mega Millions jackpot, the largest in the game's history.
What were the winning Powerball numbers for September 6, 2023?
The winning numbers were 9-14-20-23-63, Powerball 1 and Powerplay 3X.
When is the Powerball drawing?
The Powerball drawing takes place live at 10:59 p.m. Eastern every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday. Tickets, which cost $2 per play, are sold in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
What are my chances of winning the Powerball?
The odds of winning the Powerball jackpot are one in 292.2 million.
Over the past few years, huge lottery jackpots have become more common as lottery officials have changed the rules and ticket prices to boost top prizes.
Powerball's biggest change came in 2021 when officials decided to add a Monday drawing to its weekly lineup of Wednesday and Saturday evening drawings. At the time of the announcement, Powerball proclaimed the addition of the Monday drawing would lead to "larger, faster-growing jackpots."