No Winner in $500M Powerball, Rises to $675M

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -
A man purchases tickets for the $500 million Powerball lottery draw in Times Square in the Manhattan borough of New York, January 6, 2016. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
A man purchases tickets for the $500 million Powerball lottery draw in Times Square in Manhattan, New York, Wednesday. (Reuters/Carlo Allegri)

A lottery official says there is no jackpot winner in the drawing for a Powerball prize worth an estimated $500 million.

Kelly Cripe, a spokeswoman for the Texas Lottery, says no one matched the numbers drawn Wednesday night. She says that means the estimated prize for Saturday’s drawing is $675 million, the largest jackpot of any lottery game in U.S. history.

Wednesday’s jackpot was ranked as the sixth-largest offered in North America and the biggest since a $564.1 million Powerball prize last February, which was shared by players from North Carolina, Texas and Puerto Rico.

Powerball is played in 44 states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.