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Powerball jackpot hits $1 billion next week as no one wins again: NPR


Customers pay for their groceries next to the display of lottery tickets showing the jackpot amount for the Saturday, Oct. 29, Powerball lottery draw at a market in Prospect, Pennsylvania, Friday, Oct. 28, 2022.

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Powerball jackpot hits  billion next week as no one wins again: NPR

Customers pay for their groceries next to the display of lottery tickets showing the jackpot amount for the Saturday, Oct. 29, Powerball lottery draw at a market in Prospect, Pennsylvania, Friday, Oct. 28, 2022.

Keith Srakocic/AP

DES MOINES, Iowa — The Powerball jackpot keeps growing as players keep losing.

It happened again on Saturday night as no one matched all six numbers and won the grand prize estimated at $825 million. That means the next draw on Monday night will be for a whopping $1 billion, according to a statement from Powerball.

The winning numbers on Saturday night were: the white balls 19, 31, 40, 46, 57 and the red power ball 23.

The increased jackpot will be the second largest in US history. The biggest prize was a $1.586 billion Powerball jackpot won by three ticket holders in 2016.

Although the announced top prize is estimated at $1 billion, it is for winners who receive their winnings through an annuity paid out over 29 years. Winners almost always opt for cash, which for Monday’s draw will be estimated at $497.3 million.

The $825 million jackpot for Saturday’s draw rose from $800 million on Friday following strong ticket sales, Powerball said.

Players who missed the last 30-year-old lottery grand prize should not immediately throw away their receipts.

A Florida ticket holder matched all five white balls in Saturday’s draw and increased the prize to $2 million by including the game’s “Power Play” feature. Six tickets won a $1 million prize in matching five white balls, including two in California, two in Michigan, one in Maryland and one in Texas.

17 other tickets won a prize of $150,000 while there were 80 winners of $50,000 each. More than 3.8 million tickets won cash prizes totaling more than $38 million, Powerball said.

It’s been nearly three months since anyone hit all six numbers and won the lottery’s top prize, with a $206.9 million jackpot in Pennsylvania on August 3. Thanks to long Powerball odds of one in 292.2 million, there have now been 37 consecutive draws. without a jackpot winner.

Powerball is played in 45 states, as well as Washington, DC, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands.


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