RICHMOND, Va. — The jackpot for Wednesday’s Powerball drawing has grown — again. Because of stronger than expected sales nationwide, the estimated Powerball jackpot for Wednesday night’s drawing has been increased to $450 million, a statement from the Virginia Lottery read.
More than 2 million players took home smaller prizes after they matched some of the winning numbers in Saturday’s drawing. Three contestants took home $1 million apiece. Someone in Pennsylvania also won $2 million.
But no one claimed the grand prize, which keeps growing.
The next drawing is on Wednesday. Powerball estimates the chances of someone picking the jackpot-winning numbers are about 1 in 300 million. A $450 million win would be one of the biggest Powerball jackpots of all time.
An 84-year-old Floridian won the biggest grand prize in the game’s history in May 2013. It was a $590.5 million jackpot.
The CNN Wire contributed to this report.