DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — No one has won the big Powerball prize, so the estimated jackpot now grows to $750 million — potentially the fourth-largest lottery jackpot in U.S. history.
The next drawing will be Saturday.
On Wednesday night, when it was at $620 million, the Powerball jackpot looked sort of puny given all the attention lavished on the $1.537 billion Mega Millions jackpot won in South Carolina on Tuesday. But with two giant prizes in one week, it was hard not to compare.
The #Powerball jackpot has jumped to $750 MILLION for Saturday’s draw 💰
— Powerball USA (@PowerballUSA) October 25, 2018
Only three lottery jackpots have been larger than the next Powerball prize.
No one has won the Powerball jackpot since Aug. 11, when a man from Staten Island, New York, won $245.6 million.