$448 million up for grabs in Wednesday’s Powerball drawing

The Powerball lottery jackpot is growing to an estimated $495 million for Saturday's drawing

Powerball held its drawing Wednesday night for a jackpot of $448 million. One ticket matched all five white numbers with the optional Power Play and is $2 million. The red Powerball number was 14. The estimated cash value for Saturday's drawing is $300.2 million. Those picking the 5 correct white balls will win $1 million, or more if a Power Play is purchased.

· There were 1,468,589 tickets sold in the drawing that won at least $4.

The Powerball lottery jackpot continues to climb higher.

One third-prize ticket worth $50,000 was sold in New Jersey at the 7-Eleven store on Huyler Street in South Hackensack. Now, he's going to chill out.

There were no jackpot winners in Saturday's lottery, but more than 36,000 people won prizes in IL after the drawing. He chose the cash option worth $180,227,550 and received $114,091,248 after taxes were deducted. If there is no jackpot victor, the amount grows larger for the next drawing.

The Powerball jackpot was won eight times a year ago, including once in New Jersey.

Powerball is offered in 44 States, Washington D.C., Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. The odds of winning are one in 292.2 million.

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