Powerball jackpot rises to $1.6 billion for Saturday night’s drawing

powerball jackpot increased to an estimated $1.6 billion Friday morning, officials announced. If the estimated figure is after Saturday night’s drawing and any Victory The 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.

odds All this winning numbers are 1 in 292.2 million.

When is the next Powerball drawing?

The next Powerball drawing will be held Saturday, November 5 at the Florida Lottery in Tallahassee at 10:59 p.m. ET.

Powerball officials said ticket sales are usually cut one to two hours before the drawing. For example, in New York, tickets can be purchased until 10 p.m. on the night of the drawing.

Highest Powerball Jackpot Ever

Since 2016, the highest Powerball jackpot has been a world-record $1.586 billion, which was divided among the winners. californiaFlorida 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 billion Mega Millions Jackpot Decided to take a one-time payment of $780.5 million. For Friday night’s drawing, the estimated jackpot was $119 million.

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