$350 million Powerball jackpot is 3rd highest ever

(Newsday/Jessica Rotkiewicz)

(Newsday/Jessica Rotkiewicz) (Credit: (Newsday/Jessica Rotkiewicz))

The Powerball lottery jackpot rose to $350 million after no tickets matched Saturday night's numbers. The next drawing is Wednesday night.

The new jackpot is the third-largest Powerball prize in history, topping the $338.3 million jackpot awarded to a New Jersey winner this March.

The new jackpot has drawn a rush of ticket sales. But chances of a winning single ticket are slim. Even before Saturday's drawing, Powerball called the odds “one in 175 million.”

Tags: NEWS

advertisement | advertise on newsday

advertisement | advertise on newsday