The lottery jackpot is inching closer to $500 million after a multi-week winning streak.
The lottery jackpot is inching closer to $500 million after a multi-week winning streak. An estimated $454 million jackpot will be won in Saturday night’s drawing – $232.6 million if the winner chooses the more popular cash option.
The winning Powerball numbers for Saturday are 32-37-40-58-62 with Powerball 15 and Power Play 5.
Players must match all five numbers and the Powerball to win the grand prize. The odds of that happening are very small, less than 1 in 292 million.
A Mega Millions jackpot nearing a record $1.377 billion sent Americans into a frenzy in July until an Illinois winner took home the grand prize. Last month, two people came to claim that award but chose to remain anonymous.
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While Mega Millions has had a number of famous jackpots in recent years, Powerball says it holds the world record for the largest jackpot with a whopping $1.586 billion prize won in 2016.
Powerball’s current jackpot has multiple ways of dealing with it before it’s close to hitting record status. Here’s an overview of the biggest US jackpot ever, according to the Associated Press:
- $1.586 billion, Powerball, January 13, 2016 (three tickets, from California, Florida, Tennessee)
- $1.537 billion, Mega Millions, October 23, 2018 (one ticket, from South Carolina)
- $1.337 billion, Mega Millions, July 29, 2022 (one ticket, from Illinois)
- $1.05 billion, Mega Millions, January 22, 2021 (one ticket, from Michigan)
- $768.4 million, Powerball, March 27, 2019 (one ticket, from Wisconsin)
- $758.7 million, Powerball, August 23, 2017 (one ticket, from Massachusetts)
- $731.1 million, Powerball, January 20, 2021 (one ticket, from Maryland)
- $699.8 million, Powerball, October 4, 2021 (one ticket, from California)
- $687.8 million, Powerball, October 27, 2018 (two tickets, from Iowa and New York)
- $656 million, Mega Millions, March 30, 2012 (three tickets, from Kansas, Illinois and Maryland)
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