The Powerball lottery jackpot jumped to $400 million after nobody won
in Saturday night's drawing. The numbers drawn Saturday were 21-24-36-42-45 with Powerball 15.
were no winners of the big prize, and the jackpot for the next drawing
is now estimated at $400 million, Powerball officials said. That would
be worth more than $230 million before taxes if taken as a lump sum,
Tickets worth $2 million each were sold in Florida
and Texas for Saturday's drawing, and $1 million tickets were sold in
The pot had reached $300 million, bringing out lots of ticket buyers aiming to strike it rich.
"We've got the winning ticket, right here," one man buying a ticket at a San Diego-area store told NBCSanDiego.com before the drawing. "It's going to help a lot of people."
$400 million is a lot, it's not close to a lottery record. The largest
prize ever was $656 million won in the Mega Millions contest on March
30, 2012. The biggest Powerball jackpot was $590.5 million, won in
Florida in May by an 84-year-old widow.
By Gil Aegerter, Staff Writer, NBC News