The Powerball jackpot soared to $270 million for the annuity, $175.8 million for the cash because no one matched all the numbers drawn Wednesday night: 21, 22, 26, 30 and 57, with a Powerball of 27.
Because of high jackpots, Powerball and Mega Millions tickets have been selling at a rapid pace -- than 1,000 a minute on Tuesday just in Pennsylvania -- and with both jackpots higher now, expect the rate to get even more extreme. Mega Million's jackpot rose Tuesday night to $154 million for the annuity, $115 million for the cash.
Just missing the Powerball jackpot were four tickets: $2 million winners sold in Pennsylvania, Ohio and Nebraska, and a $1 million winner sold in New Jersey.
The $2 million Pennsylvania ticket was sold at the Turkey Hill at 815 Quentin Rd., in Lebanon, which is north of Lancaster.