That rose to $1.6 billion ahead of Saturday night’s drawing, officials announced. The winning numbers on Saturday were the Powerballs of 28, 45, 53, 56, 69 and 20. It was still unclear whether any winning tickets had been sold.
If the figure holds and in fact noThe grand prize, it will set a new record for the biggest lottery prize ever.
A winner has the option of receiving the prize in the form of an annuity spread over 29 years or as a one-time payment of $782.4 million, officials said.
The jackpot has run out of players since August 3, the last time someone matched all five winning numbers and the Powerball. The winning numbers in Wednesday night’s drawing were 2, 11, 22, 35, 60 with a Powerball of 23.
All this winning numbers are 1 in 292.2 million.
Highest Powerball Jackpot Ever
Since 2016, the highest Powerball jackpot has been a world-record $1.586 billion, which was divided among the winners.Florida and Tennessee.
Mega Millions Drawing Day
Mega Millions is a separate multistate lottery game, and its drawings are held on Tuesdays and Fridays at 11 p.m. ET. Earlier this year, two people who won $1.337 billionDecided to take a one-time payment of $780.5 million. For Friday night’s drawing, the estimated jackpot was $119 million.