Powerball jackpot rises to $800 million after no winner in Saturday night drawing

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By journalsofus.com

The Poewrball jackpot rose to an estimated $800 million after there was no winner in Saturday’s drawing, Powerball said.

No tickets matched the six numbers drawn, which were 6, 23, 25, 34, 51 and a Powerball of 3. Five tickets matched all five white balls and won prizes of $1 million. The million-dollar tickets were sold in California, Flordia, Indiana, Texas and Washington, Powerball said.

As of Sunday morning, the jackpot has an estimated cash value of $384.8 million. The jackpot is the sixth largest prize in the history of the game.

There hasn’t been a grand prize winner since New Year’s Day, and Saturday’s drawing was the 35th since that date.

The annuity option consists of 30 annual payments that increase 5% each year. According to lottery analysis site USAMega, those payouts would average about $25 million per year before taxes.

The odds of winning the Powerball jackpot are 1 in 292.2 million.

The United States once again finds itself in the grip of lottery fever as the Mega Millions jackpot rose to an estimated $1.1 billion. No one has won the Mega Millions jackpot since December 8, and the next drawing will be held Tuesday night.

He frequency of big prizes has increased for both Powerball and Mega Millions in recent years, as both games doubled ticket prices and lowered the odds.

Last August, only one winning ticket was sold in Neptune, Florida, for a $1.6 billion jackpot, the largest in Mega Millions history and the third largest in lottery history.

In February 2023, a winning ticket sold near Los Angeles claimed a $2.04 billion Powerball jackpot. the largest in lottery history.

Powerball tickets cost $2 each and are sold in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Powerball drawings take place every Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday at 11 pm Eastern Time.

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