Powerball Grand Prize Climbs to $1B With no Jackpot Winner


(DES MOINES, IOWA) — The Powerball jackpot retains getting bigger as a result of gamers preserve shedding.

It occurred once more Saturday night time as nobody matched all six numbers and gained the estimated $825 million grand prize. Meaning the subsequent drawing Monday night time can be for a large $1 billion, in response to a press release by Powerball.

The profitable numbers Saturday night time had been: white balls 19, 31, 40, 46, 57 and the pink energy ball 23.

The elevated jackpot would be the second-largest in U.S. historical past. The largest prize was a $1.586 billion Powerball jackpot gained by three ticketholders in 2016.

Though the marketed prime prize can be an estimated $1 billion, that’s for winners who obtain their winnings by way of an annuity paid over 29 years. Winners virtually all the time go for money, which for Monday’s drawing can be an estimated $497.3 million.

The $825 million jackpot for Saturday’s draw elevated from $800 million on Friday on account of sturdy ticket gross sales, Powerball stated.

Gamers who missed out on the newest grand prize within the 30-year-old lottery shouldn’t instantly toss away their receipts.

A Florida ticket holder matched all 5 white balls in Saturday’s drawing and elevated the prize to $2 million by together with the sport’s “Energy Play” characteristic. Six tickets gained a $1 million prize by matching 5 white balls, together with two in California, two in Michigan, one in Maryland and one in Texas.

One other 17 tickets gained a $150,000 prize whereas there have been 80 winners of $50,000 every. Greater than 3.8 million tickets gained money prizes totaling above $38 million, Powerball stated.

It has been practically three months since anybody hit all six numbers and took the lottery’s prime prize, with a $206.9 million jackpot win in Pennsylvania on Aug. 3. Because of Powerball’s lengthy odds of 1 in 292.2 million, there have now been 37 consecutive attracts with no jackpot winner.

Powerball is performed in 45 states, in addition to Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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