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Match the winning Powerball numbers and take home $450 million

Posted at 2:13 PM, Jan 05, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-05 14:13:08-05

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.