No winners! Powerball grows to $415 million

Americans are leaving behind billions in unclaimed lottery tickets
Americans are leaving behind billions in unclaimed lottery tickets

Sorry folks, there were no winning jackpot tickets sold for Wednesday's Powerball.

The good news is that after 18 consecutive drawings without a winner, the jackpot prize has increased to a staggering $415 million. That's the ninth largest potential payout in U.S. history.

Wednesday's winning numbers were 30-47-57-66-69 and the Powerball was 3.

The next Powerball drawing is Saturday, May 7.

This pot has been growing since March 2, after a 67-year-old man in Florida claimed the previous Powerball jackpot of $291.4 million.

Powerball tickets cost $2 each, and to claim the top prize it has to match all six numbers -- five white balls and the red Powerball number. But the odds of winning aren't great.

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Individual tickets have only a 1 in 292 million chance of having the jackpot-winning six-digit combination.

Even just guessing the Powerball number, which will get you $4, is hard -- the odds are 1 in 38.

-- Ahiza Garcia and Jackie Wattles contributed to this report.

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