At least three people in two states have beaten astronomical odds to become the nation’s latest Powerball millionaires.
It’s the third-largest jackpot in the history of the Powerball, which is played in 43 states.
No one hit the Powerball jackpot this weekend, so the money will roll over: A cool $400 million for the next drawing.
The previous Powerball record was $587.5 million in 2012.
The estimated $360 million jackpot is considered the third largest Powerball jackpot and the seventh largest jackpot in history.
The jackpot for Saturday’s Powerball drawing is now an estimated $320 million.
There were two winning tickets in the record $587.5 million Powerball jackpot. Four tickets worth $1 million were sold in Massachusetts.
The Powerball jackpot for Wednesday night’s drawing was increased to a record $500 million Tuesday because of soaring ticket sales.
Black Friday shoppers in many cities briefly detoured into lottery retailers, drawn off task by the prospects of winning a $325 million Powerball jackpot — the fourth-largest in the game’s history.
This jackpot is the fourth largest in the 20-year history of Powerball.