Powerball officials have increased the estimated jackpot for Saturday’s drawing to $825 million. The game’s second-largest grand prize in its history was collected thanks to strong ticket sales, officials said in a statement.

Saturday’s winning numbers were 19, 31, 40, 46, 57 and Powerball 23. It’s still unclear if the winning tickets were sold.

Kush climbed up after no one matched all six numbers in Wednesday night’s draw.

If someone does win Saturday’s big prize, they can choose whether to have their millions spread over 29 years or receive a one-time cash payout, estimated to be more than $410 million.

The odds of winning are still 1 in 292.2 million. No one has won the jackpot since August 3rd.

The rise of the jackpot has made people wonder what they would do if they won. Ahead of Wednesday night’s drawing, Jane DeRuscha said CBS Minnesota she would probably donate a portion of her winnings to help the homeless in her state and the people of Florida who are still recovering from Hurricane Jan.

“It’s still a mess down there,” she said.

In southern California, a man with one name, Cardeo, told CBS Los Angeles that he would buy his own music studio.

In the San Francisco Bay Area, Gabriel Banda said he would distribute the wealth to those close to him.

“I’m going to split half with my brother,” Banda told CBS Bay Area, “and I’m going to help my family — help my mom, help my dad, help the business — and then save the rest.”

In July one winning ticket In Illinois, the $1.337 billion Mega Millions jackpot was sold, making it the third-largest lottery jackpot ever. Two people who bought a ticket did not perform win by September. They decided to take a lump sum payment of $780.5 million.

The biggest lottery prize in history totaled a $1.586 billion Powerball jackpot in January 2016. Three winning tickets were sold in California, Florida and Tennessee.

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