After no players hit the jackpot, the Powerball jackpot rose to an estimated $1.2 billion.
The jackpot for Wednesday night will be among the largest lottery prizes of all time, behind previous prizes in the Powerball and Mega Millions games.
Since July 19th, there has been 33 consecutive draws since someone matched All five white balls and the Powerball to win the jackpot.
That winning streak reflects the stunningly long odds of winning the jackpot, at 1 in 292.2 million.
The $1.2 billion jackpot is awarded to a sole winner who chooses to receive the winnings through an annuity, which is paid annually over 30 years. The winner nearly always picks the cash option, which for Wednesday night's drawing would be an estimated $551 million.
A Powerball ticket in California costs $2, and players can select their own numbers or have a computer make the selection.
Powerball is popular in 45 states, including Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands.
Scott McFetridge, AP writer in Des Moines, Iowa, contributed to this story.