No winning tickets sold in Powerball, jackpot shoots up to $450 million

A customer purchases Powerball and Mega Millions lottery tickets in Decatur on May 17. The Powerball game is played in 43 states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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  • The biggest jackpot in Powerball history was $590.5 million, won in 2013
  • Your chances of winning the Powerball are ... virtually nonexistent

(CNN)Millions played -- and prayed.

But no one got all the six life-changing numbers: 5, 10, 21, 34, 58 and the Powerball, 33. The next drawing is Wednesday, and the estimated jackpot now shoots up to $450 million.
It's now among the largest jackpots and inching closer to the biggest in Powerball history: $590.5 million won in 2013
    Meanwhile, here's some mathematical reality: you don't stand a chance.
    We know, we know -- someone may get at least a share of the prize. If not this one, then in a subsequent drawing.
    Chances of it being you? Virtually nonexistent.
    The chance of a ticket winning a Powerball jackpot is 1 in 175,223,510. You have a better chance of becoming an astronaut, dating a supermodel -- maybe even being attacked by a shark or struck by lightning -- the latter two simultaneously.
    But hey, dream on!
    We will, too.