Jan. 14 (UPI) -- No one in the United States had the winning Powerball lottery ticket on Wednesday night, meaning the combined jackpot for it and another drawing grows to about $1.4 billion this weekend.
The Powerball pot, which was at $550 million for Wednesday's drawing, now grows to $640 million -- the fifth-largest in the game's history.
The next drawing will be held Saturday night.
"Since [September], there have been 34 drawings in a row without a jackpot winner," Powerball said in a statement.
"Saturday's drawing will be the 35th draw in the jackpot run -- making this the longest streak without a jackpot winner in Powerball history."
Lottery officials said there were 10 Powerball tickets that came close to hitting the jackpot.
Nine matched all five white numbers, but not the Powerball. Those players, three of whom bought their tickets in Michigan, won $1 million each.
The other ticket, bought in Florida, won $2 million by matching the five white numbers plus the optional "Megaplier."
The other lottery also offering a giant payout this weekend is Mega Millions. No one hit its jackpot on Tuesday night, growing the next drawing on Friday night to $750 million, the second-largest pot in its history.
All told, the value of both jackpots is about $1.4 billion.
The all-time lottery record is about $1.59 billion, which was split three ways in California, Florida and Tennessee five years ago.