DES MOINES, Iowa — The jackpot keeps rising for both national lotteries after no winning numbers were drawn for Powerball Wednesday night.
The winning numbers in Wednesday evening's drawing of the "Powerball" game were: 12-30-36-47-62, Powerball: 9, Power Play: 4.
With no winner on Tuesday, the Mega Millions top prize has topped $387 million, while the Powerball jackpot is now over $356 million and both are growing.
The Mega Millions draw is on Friday night, shortly before 11 p.m. The drawings can be seen on WCCT Channel 20.
The Mega Millions numbers drawn Tuesday night were 11-17-50-52-74 and the mega ball 14. No one bought a winning ticket. In the seven years since all U.S. lotteries began selling both Powerball and Mega Millions tickets, both games have never offered prizes so large at the same time.
Those prizes are based on annuity options, paid over 29 years. Cash prizes would be an estimated $238 million for Mega Millions and $224 million for Powerball.
Of course, even with more options for giant payouts, the odds of winning a jackpot remain abysmal at one in 258.9 million for Mega Millions and one in 292.2 million for Powerball.