Powerball jackpot rises to $400 million after weeks without a winner

The Powerball jackpot has climbed to $400 million after no one won Saturday night's drawing.

The multistate lottery's jackpot has been building since late last year. The lottery is played in Washington, D.C., the Virgin Islands and 43 states including Maryland.The winning numbers were: 2, 9, 14, 21, 23 with a power ball of 3. The next drawing is Wednesday.

The odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 176 million.

The biggest single-winner Powerball jackpot, $590.5 million, was claimed last June by an 84-year-old Florida woman who opted for a lump-sum payment of nearly $371 million.

The largest jackpot in U.S. history stands at $656 million, won in the Mega Millions lottery of March 2012. That prize was split between winners in Maryland, Kansas and Illinois.


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