As the Powerball prize rises to unprecedented heights  

The massive Powerball drawing on Wednesday saw no winner, and the jackpot has risen to an estimated $800 million 

According to Powerball officials, $800 million was the second-highest prize ever awarded in the history of the game.

The $1.586 billion jackpot won in 2016 was the highest ever.

It is more likely to win a jackpot than to be hit by lightning in the United States, where the odds of doing so are 1 in 292.2 million.

says the Multi-State Lottery Association. The Powerball jackpot has not been won since August 3.