Powerball balloons to $1.5 billion after no jackpot winner

Two tickets in California got here near successful the $1.2-billion Powerball jackpot Wednesday evening, matching 5 of the six numbers to earn greater than $1 million every.

The Powerball jackpot jumped to $1.5 billion after nobody received it, making it the third-largest lottery prize in U.S. historical past. The document is $1.586 billion, set in 2016 and shared by Powerball winners in California, Florida and Tennessee.

In Wednesday’s drawing, the 2 California tickets acquired the primary 5 numbers — 2, 11, 22, 35 and 60 — accurately however missed the Powerball quantity. The successful tickets are value $1,044,212 every, and one was bought on the Eastland Meals Mart in Ontario and the opposite at a 7-Eleven in Milpitas.

Throughout California, 962,544 partially successful tickets had been bought, with payouts starting from $4 to greater than $20,000.

Nobody has received the Powerball jackpot since Aug. 3, when a ticketholder in Pennsylvania took dwelling a $202-million prize. Since then, there have been 39 consecutive drawings with out anybody matching all six numbers.

The Powerball jackpot varies relying on what number of numbers a participant accurately guesses. Guess all 5 numbers and the Powerball accurately, and the winner can decide to receives a commission yearly over 29 years, or select money, which might be $745.9 million, if the jackpot is at $1.5 billion.

The following Powerball drawing is Saturday. Gamers seeking to take a look at their luck in California have till 7 p.m. Saturday to buy tickets.