The Powerball jackpot keeps getting bigger as players keep on losing.
it happened again saturday nightAll six numbers and won the grand prize of an estimated $825 million. According to a statement from Powerball, that means the next drawing will take place on Monday night for a whopping $1 billion.
Saturday night’s winning numbers were: white balls 19, 31, 40, 46, 57 and red power balls 23.
The increased jackpot would be the second largest jackpot in US history. The biggest prize was the $1.586 billion Powerball jackpotin 2016.
Although the advertised top prize will be an estimated $1 billion, for winners who receive their winnings through an annuity paid out over 29 years. Winners almost always opt for cash, which for Monday’s drawing would be an estimated $497.3 million.
Powerball said the jackpot for Saturday’s draw increased from $800 million on Friday to $825 million as a result of strong ticket sales.
Players who missed out on the latest grand prize in the 30-year-old lottery should not throw away their receipts immediately.
A Florida ticket holder matched all five white balls in Saturday’s drawing and increased the prize to $2 million by including the game’s “power play” feature. Six tickets won the $1 million prize by matching five white balls, including two in California, two in Michigan, one in Maryland and one in Texas.
Another 17 tickets won a prize of $150,000, while there were 80 winners of $50,000 each. Powerball said that more than 3.8 million tickets won cash prizes of more than $38 million.
It’s been nearly three months since he hit all six numbers and took the lottery’s top prize, with a jackpot win of $206.9 million in Pennsylvania on August 3. Thanks to the Powerball’s long odds of one in 292.2 million, there have now been 37 consecutive draws. Without Jackpot Winner.
Powerball is played in 45 states as well as Washington, DC, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands.