Powerball jackpot increases to $1.5B as ticket sales surge

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Powerball jackpot has grown to $1.5 billion, and the drawing is still one day away.

The prize was already the world's largest before lottery officials increased it Tuesday.

And the jackpot could grow even more before Wednesday's drawing if ticket sales remain intense. Officials review the estimate daily.

No one matched all six Powerball numbers Saturday night, leading to the astronomical prize.