- The Washington Times - Monday, August 5, 2013

There were no Powerball jackpot winners on Saturday, bringing the lottery to a whopping $400 million for Wednesday’s drawing, the third-highest amount ever.

Every time the jackpot rolls over, it expands by a minimum of $10 million, CNN Money reported. The $400 million jackpot is equal to $230.3 million in cash.

The record Powerball jackpot was $590.5 million, won in May by Gloria Mackenzie, of Zephyrhills, Fla. The second-largest jackpot of $587 million was split by two players in Arizona and Missouri in November 2012, CNN reported.

The jackpot winner has to select six numbers that match all six numbers drawn by the lottery system, but players can win a second prize by matching certain combinations of only five.

Christy Calicchia, New York spokeswoman for the state-run Powerball system, said eight players have already won $1 million each from the current game, CNN reported.

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