No one has hit all six numbers since August 3, a testament to how low the odds of winning the Powerball jackpot are: one in 292.2 million.
WASHINGTON – People turned up at convenience stores, grocery stores and gas stations around the country to snatch lottery tickets for a chance to win a massive $1 billion Powerball jackpot Monday night .
The jackpot spiked after no one matched all six numbers in Saturday night’s drawing. Saturday night’s winning numbers were: white ball 19, 31, 40, 46, 57 and red ball 23.
This is the fifth largest lottery jackpot in US history. The biggest prize is the $1.586 billion Powerball jackpot won by three ticket holders in 2016.
No one has hit all six numbers since August 3, a testament to how low the odds of winning the jackpot are: one in 292.2 million.
A $1 billion jackpot is available to winners who choose to receive the full amount in installments in 29 annual payouts. Nearly all of the winners opted for the lower cash payout, with Monday’s draw estimated at $497.3 million.
Powerball is played in 45 states, as well as Washington, DC, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands.
What time is the Powerball drawing?
The drawing will take place Monday at 10:59 p.m. Eastern time (9:59 p.m. Central Time, 8:59 p.m. Mountain Time, 7:59 p.m. Pacific Time)
What are the dates of Powerball drawings?
Back in August 2021, Powerball switched to three drawings a week in an effort to generate bigger prizes and boost sales. Drawings are currently taking place every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday.
How late can you buy a Powerball ticket?
The time limit for purchasing Powerball tickets varies by state. Usually, it’s within an hour or two of the scheduled drawing. However, you should check with your local lottery.
What is the largest US lottery jackpot ever won?
1. $1.586 billion, Powerball, January 13, 2016 (three tickets, from California, Florida, Tennessee)
2. $1.537 billion, Mega Millions, October 23, 2018 (one ticket, from South Carolina)
3. $1.337 billion, Mega Millions, July 29, 2022 (one ticket, from Illinois)
4. $1.05 billion, Mega Millions, January 22, 2021 (one ticket, from Michigan)
5. $768.4 million, Powerball, March 27, 2019 (one ticket, from Wisconsin)
6. $758.7 million, Powerball, August 23, 2017 (one ticket, from Massachusetts)
7. $731.1 million, Powerball, January 20, 2021 (one ticket, from Maryland)
8. $699.8 million, Powerball, October 4, 2021 (one ticket, from California)
$9.687.8 million, Powerball, October 27, 2018 (two tickets, from Iowa and New York)
10. $656 million, Mega Millions, March 30, 2012 (three tickets, from Kansas, Illinois and Maryland)
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