No Powerball winner means $320M jackpot will only grow

2013-03-21T21:01:00Z 2013-03-21T21:04:01Z No Powerball winner means $320M jackpot will only growThe Associated Press The Associated Press
March 21, 2013 9:01 pm  • 

DES MOINES, Iowa — Lottery officials said no ticket matched all the numbers in Wednesday night’s Powerball drawing, meaning the $320 million jackpot could swell before the next drawing on Saturday.

The jackpot is the sixth highest in history, but it could grow depending on sales at the end of each day, said Mary Neubauer, spokeswoman for the Iowa Lottery, one of the founding Powerball states.

“I think it has reached the water cooler level,” she said. “It just starts to buzz.”

No one has won the Powerball jackpot since early February.

The largest Powerball jackpot came in at $587.5 million in November. The winning numbers were picked on two different tickets — one by a couple in Missouri and the other by an Arizona man — and the jackpot was split.

Nebraska still holds the record for the largest Powerball jackpot won on a single ticket — $365 million. That jackpot was won by eight workers at a Lincoln, Neb., meatpacking plant in February 2006.

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