With no weekend winner, Powerball jackpot swells to $1.3B
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Disappointed you didn't win the Powerball jackpot this weekend? Don't be.
Lottery officials say the prize has swelled to an estimated $1.3 billion - the world's largest. Ever.
"Biggest jackpot in the history of the world. Absolutely confirmed," Texas Lottery executive director Gary Grief said.
The jackpot is so big that billboards in Texas and around the country have to advertise the price as $999 million because they're not built to show billions. The lottery computers will handle the decimal point without a problem.
No one matched all six Powerball numbers Saturday night, leading to the astronomical prize. And that is all but certain to grow before the next drawing Wednesday, according to lottery officials.
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