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No winners! Powerball grows to $415 million

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NEW YORK – Sorry folks, there were no winning jackpot tickets sold for Wednesday’s Powerball.

The good news is that after 18 consecutive drawings without a winner, the jackpot prize has increased to a staggering $415 million. That’s the ninth largest potential payout in U.S. history.

Wednesday’s winning numbers were 30-47-57-66-69 and the Powerball was 3.

The next Powerball drawing is Saturday, May 7.

This pot has been growing since March 2, after a 67-year-old man in Florida claimed the previous Powerball jackpot of $291.4 million.

Powerball tickets cost $2 each, and to claim the top prize it has to match all six numbers — five white balls and the red Powerball number. But the odds of winning aren’t great.

Individual tickets have only a 1 in 292 million chance of having the jackpot-winning six-digit combination.

Even just guessing the Powerball number, which will get you $4, is hard — the odds are 1 in 38.