The Powerball jackpot keeps growing.
It's now up to $290 million with a cash option of $168.4 million after no tickets sold for Wednesday's drawing matched all the winning numbers according to the Powerball website.
The winning numbers are 8 24 39 49 and 59. The Powerball drawn was 5.
Tickets that matched five numbers but not the Powerball were bought in each of California Connecticut Florida New York Oregon Oklahoma and Pennsylvania.
The tickets purchased in Oregon and Oklahoma are worth $2 million apiece since the lucky player in each of those states paid an extra $1 and chose the Powerplay option. The others won $1 million each before taxes.
The best anyone in New Jersey did was four numbers and the Powerball a $10 000 prize.
Wednesday marked the 11th consecutive drawing without a jackpot winner.
The next drawing is 11 p.m. Saturday.