Updated Nov 3, 2022 - Economy

Powerball jackpot swells to third-largest prize ever

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The Powerball prize soared to $1.5 billion after Thursday after no one won in the Nov. 2 drawing. Photo: Jeff Gritchen/MediaNews Group/Orange County Register via Getty Images

The Powerball jackpot grew to $1.5 billion after no one matched all six numbers in Wednesday's drawing.

Driving the news: This was the 39th consecutive Powerball drawing without a grand-prize winner and makes Saturday's drawing the nation's third-largest lottery jackpot.

  • The Nov. 5 Powerball jackpot has a cash option of $745.9 million, lottery officials said in a news release.

Powerball numbers for Wednesday's drawing

The winning numbers in Wednesday's drawing were 2, 11, 22, 35 and 60 with a red Powerball of 23.

Powerball winning tickets despite no jackpot winner

State of play: While there wasn't a jackpot winner in Wednesday's drawing, Powerball said more than 7.2 million tickets won cash prizes totaling $74.9 million.

Next Powerball drawing time

Saturday's drawing is at 10:59pm ET and will be broadcast on the Powerball website and television stations across the country from the Florida Lottery draw studio in Tallahassee.

  • Drawings are held on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays.

Editor's note: This story is developing and will be updated. Check back for updates.

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