Powerball Jackpot Soars to $675 Million After No Winner On Wednesday

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The Powerball jackpot has climbed to $675 million.

On Wednesday, the numbers 2, 11, 47, 62, 63 with Powerball 17 and Power Play 3 were drawn, but no one drew the winning numbers, leaving the sixth-largest ever pot to climb beyond imagine.

With the Powerball jackpot estimated at $675 million, it now ranks as the largest ever offered in North America for any lottery.

According to the Associated Press, the jackpot would have a $413.1 million cash payout before tax. No one has won the Powerball prize since Nov. 4.

Powerball's largest jackpot was more than $590 million claimed in May 2013.

Obviously, since no one won on Wednesday, it is clear the odds of ever winning the lottery is astronomical.

In fact, the odds of winning the jackpot are reportedly one in 292.2 million. The Associated Press compares the odds of winning Powerball to being struck by lightning in a year, which is one in 960,000.

Powerball is played in 44 states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.

Pam Wright