The previous highest jackpot of $656 million from the MegaMillions in 2012 is about to be replaced by a bigger Powerball jackpot.
No winning tickets surfaced for Saturday’s record jackpot of $949.8 million, meaning the jackpot will rise to an estimated $1.3 billion for Wednesday’s drawing.
The Powerball’s astronomical odds of 1 in 292 million bring the difficulty of winning into reality as the jackpot gets higher. However, the $1.3 billion jackpot steadily brings in wishful lottery players, hopeful to wake up a billion dollars richer the next morning.
In case you missed the Saturday drawing, the winning Powerball numbers (white) were 16, 19, 32, 34, and 57 with a Powerball number (red) of 13.
It’s been speculated that no one matched six of the winning numbers due to the unexpected appearance of the unlucky number 13 – a number players choose to avoid in superstition.
Play the US Powerball from anywhere in the world and get a chance to carve your name in the history books by winning the $1.3 billion jackpot.