DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Powerball jackpot keeps getting bigger as players keep losing.
No one matched all six numbers on Saturday night, failing to win the estimated $825 million grand prize. According to a Powerball statement, Monday night’s next draw means he could make a whopping $1 billion.
Saturday night’s winning numbers were 19, 31, 40, 46 and 57 for the White Ball and 23 for the Red Power Ball.
The increased jackpot would be the second largest in US history. The biggest prize was in 2016 his $1.586 billion Powerball his jackpot won by three ticket holders.
The advertised top prize is an estimated $1 billion, but this is for the winner who received the prize through an annuity paid out over 29 years. The winner will most likely pick an estimated $497.3 million in cash in Monday’s draw.
According to Powerball, Saturday’s lottery jackpot increased to $825 million from Friday’s $800 million as a result of strong ticket sales.
Players who missed out on the latest big prize in the lottery 30 years ago shouldn’t throw away their receipts too soon.
Florida ticket holders increased the prize to $2 million by matching all five white balls in Saturday’s draw and including the game’s “Power Play” feature. Six tickets matched his five white balls to win the $1 million prize. Of those he had two in California, two in Michigan, one in Maryland and one in Texas.
Another 17 tickets won $150,000 and 80 tickets won $50,000 each. More than 3.8 million tickets have won more than $38 million in prizes, according to Powerball.
It’s been almost three months since I hit the jackpot of $206.9 million in Pennsylvania on August 3rd, hitting all six numbers to win the lottery’s top prize. Thanks to Powerball’s long odds of 1 in 292.2 million, there are now 37 consecutive draws. No jackpot winner.
Powerball is played in 45 states, plus Washington DC, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands.
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