Jackpot increases, no tickets match Saturday numbers

(NEXSTAR) — With no winner in Saturday’s drawing, the Powerball jackpot was pushed to an estimated $638 million ahead of the next drawing.

No ticket could match all the numbers drawn on Saturday September 16: 8, 11, 19, 24, 46 and red Powerball 5. The Power Play was 2X.

Although there were no tickets winning the jackpot, 1.2 million tickets won a prize in the drawing, according to Powerball. Two tickets sold in Arizona and Washington matched the five white balls, each generating a $1 million win.

This is the 25th consecutive Powerball drawing without a jackpot winner, bringing the estimated jackpot from Monday’s drawing to $638 million. This makes the jackpot the third largest this year and the 10th largest jackpot in Powerball history.

At its current estimated size, it has surpassed a $632.6 million ticket-split jackpot in California and Wisconsin in 2022.

Here are the 10 biggest Powerball jackpots ever recorded:

  1. $2.04 billion: November 7, 2022 (California)
  2. $1.586 billion: January 13, 2016 (California, Florida, Tennessee)
  3. $1.08 billion: July 19, 2023 (California)
  4. $768.4 million: March 27, 2019 (Wisconsin)
  5. $758.7 million: August 23, 2017 (Massachusetts)
  6. $754.6 million: February 6, 2023 (Washington)
  7. $731.1 million: January 20, 2021 (Maryland)
  8. $699.8 million: October 4, 2021 (California)
  9. $687.8 million: October 27, 2018 (Iowa, New York)
  10. $638 million (estimated September 18, 2023)

If there is a jackpot winner in Monday’s drawing, they will have to choose between an annual payout of $638 million over 29 years or a lump sum, which currently stands at about $304.2 million.

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If there is no winner in Monday’s drawing, the jackpot has a chance to become the ninth largest, but it will have to increase by about $50 million before Wednesday’s drawing.

Powerball tickets cost $2 each and are sold in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Drawings take place every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday at 10:59 p.m. ET. You have a 1 in 24.9 chance of winning any prize and a 1 in 292.2 million chance of winning the Powerball jackpot.

Meanwhile, the $1.08 billion jackpot won this summer remains unclaimed, as does the record $1.602 billion Mega Millions jackpot won in Florida last month.


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