Powerball jackpot reaches $875 million after no winner Wednesday

Powerball jackpot reaches $875 million after no winner Wednesday

New York Lotto slips are displayed on a rack along with Mega Millions and Powerball slips at the Lasting Impression shop at the Empire State Plaza on Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014, in Albany, N.Y. New York’s venerable twice-weekly Lotto drawing continues its long-term decline in an age of multi-state mega jackpots. Even as overall lottery revenues grew, receipts from Lotto dropped from $137.5 million in 2005 to a projected $44 million for the state fiscal year ending March 31. (AP Photo)

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Powerball jackpot has grown to an estimated $875 million after no one matched all six numbers drawn Wednesday night.

The winning numbers were 23, 35, 45, 66, 67 and 20.

Although no one won the jackpot, two tickets in Florida and Indiana matched five numbers to win $1 million each.

The newly raised jackpot is the third largest in Powerball history.

Ticket buyers have a chance at either $875 million paid out in yearly increments or a $441.9 million one-time lump sum before taxes.

The next drawing will be held Saturday.

The game’s abysmal odds of 1 in 292.2 million are designed to build big prizes that draw more players. The all-time largest Powerball jackpot was $2.04 billion last November.

The last time someone won the Powerball jackpot was April 19 for a $252.6 million prize. Since then, no one has won the grand prize in the past 35 consecutive drawings.

Powerball is played in 45 states, as well as Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Meanwhile, the Mega Millions jackpot for Friday night’s drawing has grown to $560 million, with a cash option of $281.1 million.

Nobody won the top prize in Tuesday’s drawing. There hasn’t been a Mega Millions jackpot winner since April 18.

(AP Photo)