Powerball Jackpot Reaches $348M

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -
A customer purchases a Powerball ticket in Manhattan. (Reuters/Shannon Stapleton)
A customer purchases a Powerball ticket in Manhattan, ahead of the historic January jackpot. (Reuters/Shannon Stapleton)

The Powerball jackpot is creeping higher again.

No one has won the full jackpot since March 2 and the multi-state lottery estimates Wednesday night’s drawing will be worth $348 million.

While it’s not small change, it’s a far cry from the $1.6 billion Powerball prize shared by three winning lottery ticketholders in January, the largest ever jackpot draw in the world.

Powerball says the odds of winning the top prize are one in more than 292 million.

Powerball tickets are sold in 44 states, as well as in the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.