The Powerball Jackpot reaches $785 million the 4th-largest in historical past

On account of the truth that no ticket matched all six numbers in Saturday’s drawing, the jackpot has rolled over and is now a whopping $367 million, payable in a single lump sum.

In response to an organization assertion, the one jackpots in Powerball historical past that have been larger than this one have been the $2.04 billion jackpot in November 2022, the $1.586 billion jackpot in January 2016, and the $1.08 billion jackpot in July.

Powerball mentioned that greater than 1.5 million folks across the nation received cash in Saturday’s drawing. Three of those tickets (in California, Florida, and New York) matched all 5 white balls to win $1 million. For an additional greenback per play, one Michigan ticket was in a position to double its $1 million winnings by $2 million because of the Energy Play® prize multiplier characteristic. 

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Thirty tickets received $50,000 rewards, and 9 tickets received $100,000 awards on Saturday night time, it mentioned.

On July 19, somebody in California claimed the earlier Powerball jackpot of $1.08 billion.

Drew Svitko, head of the Powerball Product Group and government director of the Pennsylvania Lottery, mentioned in a press launch that the present jackpot was simply the third time in Powerball’s 31-year historical past {that a} jackpot has crossed the billion-dollar stage.

A grandmother from Maryland who joked that she’d win the lottery finally ends up doing simply that.

A passenger finishing a ticket

There hasn’t been a jackpot winner in 28 attracts.

Each Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday is a drawing day.

You could play Powerball in 45 completely different states, plus the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

The probabilities of successful a prize on Powerball are one in twenty-nine.9, whereas the chances of successful the jackpot are one in 200 and ninety-two million.

Landon Mion of FOX Enterprise additionally offered perception for this text.