The historic Powerball jackpot has risen to an estimated $1.55 billion after there was no big winner in Saturday night’s drawing, leaving the third-largest prize in lottery history up for grabs.
If the jackpot is won in Monday’s upcoming drawing, one lucky player will have the option of claiming a cash prize of $679.8 million before taxes, according to the Powerball website.
The jackpot was drawn for the 34th time this Saturday, with no winners for the $1.4 billion jackpot. The prize would have been the fifth US lottery jackpot
No big prize has been won since July 19, when a ticket sold in California brought home a jackpot worth $1.08 billion.
Saturday night’s winning numbers were 47-54-57-60-65, with Powerball 19, according to the Powerball website.
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While no ticket will match all six numbers to claim Saturday’s grand prize, there will still be some big winners.
Multiple tickets match five numbers to win a $1 million prize in California, Kansas, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Ohio, Texas, and Wisconsin. Two other tickets, sold in Iowa and Maine, won prizes of $2 million each because their holders activated a “power play” multiplier, Powerball said.
The jackpot crossed the $2 billion mark on Sept. 30, marking the first time in Powerball history that consecutive jackpot cycles have generated top prizes of $1 billion, according to Powerball.
Generally, your odds of winning a Powerball prize of any amount are 1 in 24.9, depending on the lottery. But the chances of winning a big prize are very small: 1 in 292.2 million.
The largest Powerball jackpot in history was a $2.04 billion prize won in November 2022 in California, followed by a $1.586 million jackpot won in January 2016.