The Economist once calculated there’s a 1-in-5,371,369 chance of a person’s plane going down in the Atlantic Ocean if they took the same Virgin Atlantic Airbus 330 flight from London’s Heathrow Airport to Kennedy Airport every day — for the next 14,716 years.

Odds are that’d happen long before they ever won the Powerball. Yet, despite having about the same chance of hitting the contest’s elusive jackpot as a snowball does surviving a Long Island August, it’s likely millions took a shot at the estimated \$375 million grand prize by the time the numbers were picked late Wednesday night.

The winning Powerball numbers are 66, 57, 5, 69, 21, and a Powerball of 13. Before anyone’s hopes go sky high, time for a reality check.

There hasn’t been a jackpot winner in the nationwide lottery since April 1 — when someone in Arizona hit for \$60 million, according to the Multi-State Lottery Association.

That’s 17 drawings without a jackpot winner, which upped the estimated grand prize for Wednesday’s drawing.

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Powerball officials said the jackpot prize has a cash value of \$235.4 million and would be the 12 largest in the history of Powerball, which started in April 1992.

According to the Powerball website players have a 1-in-39 chance of winning \$4 for having either the Powerball or the Powerball plus one number. Odds of winning \$100? Try 1 in 14,495 — that for hitting four numbers or three numbers plus the Powerball. The odds of winning \$1 million — awarded for having all five numbers, without the Powerball — are 1 in 11,688,054.

But, actually winning Powerball, which means having all five numbers correct plus the Powerball?