PHOENIX (KSAZ) - The Powerball jackpot has climbed to a record-smashing 1.3 billion dollars after nobody won the 900 million dollar jackpot on Saturday night. Two people from Arizona won 1 million dollars in the drawing.
The winning numbers picked on Saturday night are 32, 16, 19, 57, 34 and the Powerball is 13.
Since there was no winner in the largest jackpot in US history on Saturday night, the jackpot prize will climb to an estimated 1.3 billion dollars.
But two people from Arizona were not disappointed. Lottery workers say two people in Arizona each won 1 million dollars in the Powerball drawing, and sixteen people from our state won the $50,000 prize. The next drawing, which will be held for an estimated 1.3 billion dollars, is on Wednesday night.
Millions of people were hoping in an instant they'd win the jackpot on Saturday, and speculated about what they'd do with a massive cash haul.
"Save some, spend some. Give some to my grandkids," said Lori Wiegand.
"It looks like a chance, you know a chance to win,” said Kyle Collins. “You know, you can’t win if you don't play, so got to pick up a ticket."
Since November 4th, the Powerball jackpot has grown from 40 million to 900 million...which translates to a 558 million dollar cash payout.
This record breaking jackpot has made places selling the tickets quite the buzz.
"Wednesday the last drawing, the 500 million we did about 6,000 dollars, which we're almost at today, so we're close to ten thousand we're projecting for the day," said Justin Shaw.
Executive Director of the Arizona Lottery, Tony Bouie, says he's not counting out a winner in Arizona.
Our state has had 12 Powerball jackpot winners since the Arizona Lottery began selling tickets in 1994. And even if no one gets lucky here, we as a state still come out on top since 25 percent of revenues go back to the community.
"I'm sure all of the beneficiaries are looking at the numbers and seeing the jackpot and excited because they know they'll eventually get more money for worthy programs like homelessness and teen pregnancy programs," Bouie said.
But people are still keeping their fingers crossed so they can spend all of that money.
"Buy a house yea, I'd buy three or four cars, and a big house. Make sure my kids are set for life, scholarship, you know school." "Maybe a house in Hawaii, there you go, house in Hawaii."
"A big plot of land somewhere, so my family, we can all live on the land, we can build our own homes and do fun stuff."