The Powerball jackpot continues to rise after no ticket had all six numbers for the $672 million top prize on Wednesday night.
The massive jackpot is now an estimated $725 million – with a one-time cash payout option of $345.7 million – ahead of Saturday night’s drawing.
It is the eighth largest prize offered in the game’s history.
The winning numbers drawn Wednesday night were 16, 27, 59, 62 and 63 with a red Powerball number of 23. The Power Play option was 3X.
According to the game, there is a 1 in 292.2 million chance of winning the top prize.
A few lucky winners secured a nice chunk of cash after matching all five white numbers drawn on Wednesday, the game announced.
One player in Georgia won $1 million, while two players – another in Georgia and one in Texas – chose the Power Play option to win $2 million.
The largest Powerball jackpot of 2023 – and the third largest in the game’s history – was won in July by a lucky player in California, who secured the $1.08 billion prize, the lottery said.
Since winning in July, the jackpot has been won in 27 consecutive drawings.
That was behind a $754.6 million top prize won by a player in Washington in February, which ranks as the sixth-largest prize of all time in the game.
Powerball tickets cost $2 per game and are sold in 45 states, Washington, DC, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
The game says more than half of the proceeds from a ticket sale remain in the jurisdiction where the ticket was sold.