The estimated $825 million prize for Saturday's Powerball drawing will be the third-largest ever.
The Wednesday drawing, which offered a top reward of $750 million, saw no one match all six numbers (white balls 23, 35, 45, 66, 67, and red Powerball 20). The prize on Monday would have been the seventh-largest ever for Powerball.
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Two people—one in Florida and one in Indiana—matched all five white ball numbers. A $1 million check will be given to each of them.
According to Powerball, 26 tickets won $50,000 prizes from the drawing on Monday, while 10 tickets won $100,000 rewards.
After a clerk reportedly tried to steal a ticket, a man claims the lottery win.
Since an Ohio resident claimed a $252 million jackpot on April 19, the Powerball jackpot has gradually increased. In 2023, there were sold two winning Powerball tickets.
The March 4 drawing's $162.6 million jackpot was won by a resident of Virginia. The $754.6 million jackpot won on February 6 by a player in Washington was the highest prize of the year.
The multi-state lottery typically has six to nine winners a year, but since Powerball decreased the odds of hitting all six numbers in 2015, this number has decreased. Additionally, all ten of its greatest jackpots have occurred since 2015. The $2.04 billion jackpot that was the greatest in Powerball history was won on November 7, 2022.
If the jackpot winner choose the annuity option, the prize pool will be worth $850 million. The winner would receive $441.9 million if they chose to collect their prize as a lump sum. Both sums are unadjusted for taxes.
About 1 in 292 million people have a chance of winning the prize.
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Additionally, Powerball offers jackpots from $4 to $2 million. The likelihood of receiving a minor award is roughly 1 in 25. In the drawing on Wednesday, 1.8 million people received a prize.
Washington, D.C., and 45 other states all offer Powerball.
Mega Millions, a different multi-state lottery, will offer its seventh-largest jackpot on Friday at $560 million.