DES MOINES, Iowa — The winning numbers have been drawn for the $360 million Powerball jackpot.
The winning numbers drawn Wednesday night: 2, 11, 26, 34, 41 and a Powerball of 32.
The jackpot is considered the third largest in Powerball history and the seventh largest overall. There was no immediate indication whether any tickets matched the winning numbers.
Lottery officials expect jackpot totals of this size to continue to climb in shorter amounts of time, thanks in part to a game redesign in January 2012 that increased the odds of winning some kind of prize, but also lowered the possible number combinations to win the Powerball.
There’s also “cross-selling” of Powerball and Mega Millions tickets — states being able to sell both Powerball tickets and Mega Millions tickets — that began in January 2010. As a result, large jackpots will continue to surpass all-time jackpot records set years ago, said Mary Neubauer, spokeswoman for the Iowa Lottery. Iowa is one of the founding Powerball states.