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Powerball jackpot jumps to $825 million for Saturday’s drawing

Powerball officials increased the estimated jackpot for Saturday night’s drawing to $825 million. Officials said in a statement that the second-highest prize in the history of the game was picked up due to strong ticket sales.

Saturday’s winning numbers were 19, 31, 40, 46, 57 and Powerball 23. It was still unclear whether any winning tickets had been sold.

jackpot climbed After not matching all six numbers In Wednesday night’s drawing.

If someone wins the big prize on Saturday, they can choose to receive their millions spread over 29 years or go with a one-time cash payout, which was estimated at over $410 million.

The odds of winning it all are 1 in 292.2 million. No one has won the jackpot since August 3.

The rising jackpot has made people think about what they would do if they won. Ahead of Wednesday Night’s Drawing, Jane Derusha Told CBS Minnesota She will probably donate some of her winnings to help the homeless in her state, and Floridians are still recovering from it. Hurricane Ian,

“He’s still a mess in there,” she said.

In Southern California, a man named Cardia told CBS Los Angeles that he would be buying his own music studio.

In the San Francisco Bay Area, Gabriel Benda said he would spread the wealth among his loved ones.

“I’m going to split in half with my brother,” Benda told CBS Bay Area, “and help my family too — help my momma, help my poppa, help with business — and then Save the rest.”

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.

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