No Powerball winners; Jackpot now at $675M

Posted at 4:10 AM, Jan 07, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-07 09:55:09-05

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- A lottery official says the estimated prize for this weekend's Powerball drawing is the largest jackpot of any lottery game in U.S. history.

Texas Lottery spokeswoman Kelly Cripe says Saturday's drawing will be worth about $675 million. That's because no one matched the numbers drawn for Wednesday night's estimated $500 million jackpot.

However, the Florida Lottery said there were two $1 million winners Wednesday in the Sunshine State, one in Fort Lauderdale and another in Dunedin.

The previous record was a $656 million Mega Millions jackpot won in March 2012.

Powerball is played in 44 states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.