Powerball Jackpot Reaches $900 Million After No Winner

By: Dan Cooper

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The Powerball jackpot has reached an estimated $900 million after no ticket matched the winning numbers in Saturday night’s drawing. This makes it the third highest jackpot in Powerball history and the seventh largest lottery jackpot in the U.S.

The winning numbers for the Saturday drawing were 2, 9, 43, 55, 57, and the Powerball number was 18. While no one won the jackpot, three players from Colorado and Texas each matched all of the numbers except the Powerball and will receive $1 million each.

The next Powerball drawing will take place on Monday, and if a player wins the jackpot, they will have the option to choose between an annuitized prize of $900 million or a lump sum payment of $465.1 million before taxes. The annuity option would provide one immediate payment followed by 29 annual payments that increase by 5% each year.

The Powerball jackpot has not been won since April 19, resulting in 37 consecutive drawings without a grand prize winner. The odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 292.2 million, but the large jackpots are designed to attract more players.

Powerball is played in 45 states, as well as Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The game’s top prize was $2.04 billion in November 2022, making it the largest Powerball jackpot in history.

In addition to the Powerball jackpot, the Mega Millions jackpot is also growing. The next drawing on Tuesday will have a jackpot of $640 million, with a cash payout of $328 million.

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