The Powerball jackpot soared to a whopping $800 million after Wednesday night’s drawing turned up no grand prize winner, the lottery agency said.
The jackpot in Wednesday’s drawing was $700 million and the winning numbers were 19, 36, 37, 46, 56 with a Powerball of 24.
The $800 million prize is the second largest Powerball jackpot and the fifth largest US lottery jackpot of all time, according to a Powerball press release. His cash value is $383.7 million, the lottery said. The next draw is on Saturday.
There have been 36 drawings in a row with no grand prize winner, the lottery said.
But unfortunately for ticket buyers, the odds of winning the grand prize are only 1 in 292.2 million.
The largest Powerball jackpot of all time was $1.586 billion in January 2016, according to the release.