Powerball jackpot climbs to $875 million

Powerball’s jackpot has grown again, reaching an estimated $875 million – the largest ever for the game.

Neither player matched all six winning numbers after Wednesday night’s drawing, which were 23-35-45-66-67 with a Powerball of 20.

In the history of the lottery game, Saturday’s jackpot is the third largest, behind the $2.04 billion Powerball jackpot won last year and -

the $1.586 billion Powerball jackpot won in 2016.

The winner of Saturday’s drawing can choose whether to receive the $875 million prize in yearly increments or the one-time lump sum of $441.9 million before taxes.

According to game officials, 36 consecutive Powerball drawings have gone without a big winner.

$252.6 million was the last Powerball jackpot won on April 19 after a ticket sold in Ohio matched the winning numbers.

Approximately 60% of the revenue generated by U.S. state lotteries goes directly to winners,

while the states keep the remaining cash after paying out prizes and covering advertising costs.