Powerball jackpot soars to $450 million

Powerball numbers drawn; Wednesday estimated jackpot $450M

Lottery officials say no jackpot winner was selected in Saturday's Powerball drawing, resulting in a $450 million jackpot for the next drawing on Wednesday.

The winning numbers in Saturday evening's drawing were 5-10-21-34-58, with a Powerball of 33 and Power Play of 5.

The huge jackpot is a return to form for Powerball, which has been known along with Mega Millions for its record-breaking jackpots in recent years. But the Powerball lottery has experienced a slump, with nearly a year passing since its jackpot total climbed above $300 million.

Powerball's last major jackpot was in February 2014, when it climbed to $425 million.

Powerball is played in 43 states, Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The odds of matching all six numbers in the game are 1 in about 175 million.

The record U.S. lottery prize of $656 million was a Mega Millions jackpot awarded in March 2012. That prize was split among winners in Kansas, Illinois and Maryland. The largest Powerball jackpot ever was $591 million, won May 18, 2013.

Associated Press and staff reports.

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