A Powerball $450 million jackpot is up for grabs on Wednesday, just in time to pay those Christmas bills, after the first drawing of the new year on Saturday resulted in no winning ticket holders.
Powerball is played in 44 states, two U.S. territories and Washington, D.C., reported Reuters. The next drawing on Wednesday will give players another crack at the grand prize, and other smaller amounts.
While no ticket holder had all six numbers in Saturday's drawing (5,6,15,29,42 and the Powerball number 10), more than 2 million ticket holders won smaller prizes totaling nearly $21 million. Five players matched five of the six numbers.
The last Powerball jackpot winner was in November when a ticket holder from Tennessee claimed a $144.1 million prize.
But that sum paled compared with the biggest Powerball jackpots of 2015 – $564.1 million in February and $310.5 million in September.
The biggest U.S. lottery jackpot was $656 million, claimed in a Mega Millions lottery drawing in March 2012.
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