Powerball lottery announced the six winning numbers for the record jackpot of $949.8 million on January 9.
There was no winner in Saturday’s drawing as Wednesday’s jackpot is expected to hit $1.3 billion.
Since November 4, the Powerball jackpot has grown from its $40 million starting point as no one has won the jackpot. Such a huge jackpot was just what officials with the Multi-State Lottery Association, which runs the Powerball game, hoped for last fall when they changed the odds of matching all the Powerball numbers, from about one in 175 million to one in 292.2 million. By making it harder to win a jackpot, the tougher odds made the ever-larger prizes inevitable.