Saturday's Powerball drawing followed a Mega Millions drawing on Friday night, for which there were also no winners.
"It's so exciting for our players, and all of us, to see the Mega Millions jackpot getting so close to an all-time record level", said Gordon Medenica, lead director of the Mega Millions Consortium and director of Maryland Lottery and Gaming. The largest, just $2 million more, was drawn in March 2012.
Unfortunately, even as the big prize for Tuesday night's drawing rises to the fourth-largest in USA history, the odds of matching all six numbers and winning the game don't improve.
Mega Millions is played in 44 states, Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
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Last Friday's winning numbers were 4-24-46-61-70 and a Mega Ball of 7. That was the biggest prize ever won with a single ticket in the Mega Millions game, and the jackpot has been growing ever since.
The winning numbers were 11, 14, 32, 43, and 65 with a Powerball of 15.
The Powerball jackpot is at an estimated $345 million for Wednesday's drawing, with a cash option of $199 million.