Powerball jackpot grows to 8th-highest in history

Powerball jackpot grows to 8th-highest in history

The winning numbers from Wednesday's drawing were 5-21-57-66-69 and Powerball 13.

Drawings are done on Wednesday and Saturday nights, leaving a few more days till players have another opportunity to walk away with the jackpot.

One such hopeful, Chuck Wenz, plays the lottery twice a week with the same numbers.

theLotter.com has helped people win $80 million since 2002: late 2015 an Iraqi client won the $6.4 million jackpot in Oregon.

The Powerball lottery jackpot continues to climb higher. The odds of winning $1 million - awarded for having all five numbers, without the Powerball - are 1 in 11,688,054.

Powerball is sold in 44 states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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The lump-sum cash option on the grand prize is an estimated $235 million.

The ticket matched five of the six numbers drawn.

When the Powerball jackpot is won, the game resets to $40 million. If there is no jackpot victor, the money in the jackpot pool rolls over to the next POWERBALL drawing.

The player in North Carolina also played the Power Play option which increased their winnings to $2 million.

The next jackpot, which is Saturday night at 10:59 p.m., will have a cash value of $273.1 million. The others are worth $1 million apiece.

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