No Powerball winner; Saturday drawing now worth $675 million

Posted at 11:12 PM, Jan 06, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-07 09:44:38-05

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A lottery official says the estimated prize for this weekend’s Powerball drawing is the largest jackpot of any lottery game in U.S. history.

Texas Lottery spokeswoman Kelly Cripe says Saturday’s drawing will be worth about $675 million. That’s because no one matched the numbers drawn for Wednesday night’s estimated $500 million jackpot.

The previous record was a $656 million Mega Millions jackpot won in March 2012.

Powerball is played in 44 states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.

[Wednesday’s winning numbers were 02-11-47-62-63, Powerball: 17, Power Play: 3]