Powerball Jackpot Skyrockets To $620 Million

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The Powerball jackpot has risen to an estimated $620 million, the fourth jackpot to climb above a half-billion dollars this year, after there were no winners in Wednesday night’s grand prize drawing.

No tickets in Monday’s drawing matched all six numbers: white balls 27, 35, 41, 56, 60 and red Powerball 16, with a Power Play multiplier of 2x.

Three tickets — sold in Colorado, Kentucky and Virginia — matched all five white balls and increased the $1 million prize to $2 million with the Power Play add-on for $1, according to the Powerball website.

Two tickets — sold in Kentucky and Rhode Island — matched all five white balls to win $1 million prizes. Eight tickets won $100,000 prizes and 17 tickets won $50,000 prizes.

The Powerball jackpot was previously won on Oct. 11, by a ticket in California that won a grand prize worth $1.765 billion. Since then, there have been 30 drawings without a grand prize winner. Before that, the last jackpot was won on July 19, worth $1.08 billion.

Powerball said it was the first time in the game’s history that back-to-back jackpot cycles reached $1 billion. The largest Powerball jackpot was $2.04 billion won on Nov. 7, 2022.

The current $620 million jackpot has an estimated cash value of $310.8 million, according to Powerball. The odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 292.2 million, but the odds of winning any prize are 1 in 24.9. Saturday’s drawing will be broadcast at 10:59 p.m. EST from the Florida Lottery draw studio in Tallahassee, Fla.

In 2023, the Powerball lottery has continued to captivate the public’s attention with its substantial jackpots and the life-changing opportunities it presents to players across the United States. This year has seen a series of rollovers that have resulted in particularly high stakes, drawing even more participants hoping to strike it rich with a lucky ticket.

The multi-state lottery game, known for its odds and the excitement it generates, has made headlines with not only its soaring grand prizes but also with its contributions to various state educational and social programs, which benefit from the proceeds of ticket sales. As the Powerball continues to evolve, with adjustments in the game format and prize structure aimed at keeping the interest high, lottery enthusiasts eagerly await each drawing, dreaming of the moment their numbers might match those that are announced.

TMX contributed to this article.


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