Powerball Jackpot Climbs to $550 Million After No Winners in Latest Drawing

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The Powerball jackpot climbed to $550 million, one of the largest grand prizes in U.S. lottery history, after there were no winners in Wednesday's night game.

The Powerball jackpot reached $460 million on Jan. 3, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

The Powerball jackpot reached $460 million on Jan. 3, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

The winning numbers were 2, 18, 37, 39, 42 and the Powerball number was 12.

While no tickets matched all six numbers, six matched five of them, according to the game's website. One of those tickets won $2 million, while five others -- including one sold in California -- were worth $1 million apiece.


At $550 million, the massive prize is among the largest in Powerball and U.S. lottery history, though it is still nowhere close to the record $1.5 billion that was up for grabs in January two years ago.

Lottery players will be able to test their luck even before the next Powerball game, though.

On Friday, Mega Millions will hold its next drawing, and the jackpot for that one will be at an estimated $418 million.

With Mega Millions rising above $400 million, something that hasn't happened since 2016, the two games are each above that figure for the first time in history, according to CNN.

The jackpots total approximately $968 million -- one of the largest combined payouts ever.

Still, the odds of winning the two games are a long shot, to say the least. CNN estimated them at approximately 1 in 88 quadrillion, or a 0.0000000000000011 percent chance.


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