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Powerball jackpot hits an estimated $580 million for Saturday’s drawing

Lottery officials announced Friday that the Powerball jackpot for Saturday’s drawing is estimated to be $580 million. This is the tenth largest Powerball jackpot ever.

According to the lottery, there have been 33 drawings without a jackpot winner. The final winning ticket, for the then $206.9 million jackpot, was sold in Pennsylvania on August 3.

In Wednesday’s drawing, a ticket to New Jersey won $2 million, while another ticket to New Jersey and a ticket to Michigan won $1 million each.

The winning numbers will be announced on Saturday night at 11 pm. The odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 292.2 million.

In July, single winning ticket The $1.337 billion Mega Millions jackpot was sold in Illinois, the third largest lottery prize ever. two people buying tickets did not come forward To claim victory by Sept. He opted to take the $780.5 million lump sum payment.

Biggest lottery prize ever Had a Powerball jackpot of $1.586 billion in January 2016. Three winning tickets were sold in California, Florida and Tennessee.

Powerball jackpot winners can either accept annuity payments over 29 years, or accept a lump sum. For Saturday’s withdrawal, the one-time payment would be $278.2 million.

Powerball is played in 45 states as well as Washington, DC, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands. Each ticket costs $2.

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