No winning ticket sends Powerball jackpot soaring to $440 million

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Jackpots Jump: Mega Millions Hits $343M; Tonight's Powerball At $384M

Players pick one number from 1 to 26 in the second set of numbers, called the Powerball.

No one chose the numbers in the Powerball drawing Saturday night so the jackpot for Wednesday's drawing is an estimated $440 million. The cash-out prize is $239 million.

The record Powerball victor for a single ticket buyer is $758 million. won by a MA woman in August this year. Check back for updates after 10 p.m.

A $2 ticket gives you a one in 292.2 million chance at joining the hall of Powerball champions. The odds on that ticket were 11,688,053.52 to 1, according to the Powerball website.

The last time there was a Powerball jackpot victor was October 26 with a single ticket worth $191.1 million. The first five numbers matched, but the ticket did not have the Powerball number.

After the Powerball changes went into effect, a $1.6 billion prize was shared by three people in January 2016 and a MA woman won a $758.7 million jackpot in August.

In early 2016, Melbourne Beach's David Kaltschmidt, 55, and his wife, Maureen Smith, 70, claimed a share of the record-breaking $1.58 billion jackpot, accepting a lump-sum option of $327,835,077 before taxes.

A Powerball tickets cost $2 each for a single play.

Powerball is twice-weekly game is played in 44 states, Washington, D.C, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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