The night of anticipation for those who purchased Powerball tickets is temporarily over as no ticket matched all the numbers that were drawn on Saturday. Yet another wait for the big jackpot, and to dream again of winning .
The Powerball Saturday winning numbers, shown live on tv and online were 16-19-32-34-57 and the Powerball number 13. Because nobody won, the payout for the next draw is expected to rise to $1.3 billion, according to lottery officials.
The odds to win the biggest lottery prize in the United States history were on in 292.2 million.
The Powerball jackpot started on November 4 from a base of $40 million. While no one has own the jackpot, the amount of prize has been increasing until it reaches this point.
The U.S. saw sales of $277 million on Friday alone and more than $400 million were expected Saturday, according to Gary Grief, the executive director of the Texas Lottery. Powerball is played in 44 states as well as the District of Columbia, U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. Powerball’s next drawing is on Wednesday, January 13 at 10:59 PM ET.