Powerball jackpot increases to $1.5 billion

Customers wait in line at the Blue Bird Liquor Store to buy Powerball lottery tickets in Hawthorne, Calif. on Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016. (AP)

The Powerball jackpot has reached an estimated $1.5 billion, as sales push the total higher and higher ahead of Wednesday night's drawing.

No one matched all six Powerball numbers Saturday night, leading to the astronomical prize, which continues to grow before the next drawing Wednesday as others buy tickets.

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The jackpot has ballooned since its Nov. 4 starting point of $40 million.

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The winning numbers on Saturday were: 16-19-32-34-57 and Powerball number of 13. Some people did come up winners as 25 tickets won $1 million by matching five numbers and three other tickets won $2 million because they paid extra to multiply smaller prizes.

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

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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