The jackpot for Saturday night's drawing would tie for the nation's 10th largest lottery prize.
After more than two months without a victor, the Powerball jackpot has grown to $435 million.
Powerball is held in 44 states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.
A single winning Powerball ticket matching all six numbers was sold in California and will claim an estimated $447.8 million jackpot, lottery officials said.
Powerball players apparently will have a chance to win the 10th largest lottery prize in USA history.
About 2.7 million additional players won prizes worth more than $21 million, according to the Powerball website. A player also has an approximately 1 in 11,688,053 chance to match five numbers, but not the Powerball. The lump sum payment before taxes will be about $273 million. That payout reached a record $1.6 billion - the one and only time it has crossed the billion dollar mark.
With fewer winners, the jackpot has the chance to grow bigger week after week. The odds against winning Mega Millions are 1 in 259 million.