The US Powerball lottery jackpot has reached $1.9 billion, making it the world’s largest jackpot to date, officials said. No one won the lottery on Saturday.
According to the Multistate Lottery Association, the estimated jackpot for the upcoming draw on Monday night will reach at least $1.9 billion, bringing the cash value to $929.1 million. Both numbers are expected to continue rising.
When Saturday’s draw estimated the grand prize at $1.6 billion, some people came close to hitting the jackpot. The winning numbers were 69, 53, 45, 56, 28 and Powerball 20.
According to the Multi-State Lottery Association, 17 tickets sold in 12 US states matched 5 of the 6 numbers, winning $1 million each. One of them her Power Play he paid $1 extra and the winnings doubled hers to $2 million.
“Like the rest of America and the world, I think we all want to know when this historic jackpot will finally be won,” said Powerball Product Group Chairman. said Drew Svitko, urging people to play responsibly.
“As the excitement continues, I want to remind players that the Powerball is designed to be a fun and relatively inexpensive form of entertainment,” he said. Play within your limits.You only need one ticket to win.”
The Powerball jackpot was last hit on August 3rd, when someone from Pennsylvania won $206.9 million. Since then, there have been 40 consecutive Powerball draws in which no one won the grand prize.
Powerball tickets are sold in all 45 US states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands. They cost $2. The odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 292 million.
The jackpot is paid out in 30 installments over 29 years, but the winner can choose a small prize (cash value) that pays out immediately. Both prizes are subject to federal and local taxes.
Monday’s jackpot of $1.9 billion will be the biggest ever. The previous record was his $1.586 billion Powerball jackpot in January 2016, when the prize was split between his three winners in California, Florida and Tennessee.
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