Powerball jackpot hits $747 million after no winner
The Powerball jackpot rose to around $747 million after no one beat the odds and won the top prize in Saturday night’s draw.
The numbers drawn were: 2, 8, 15, 19, 58 and Powerball 10.
The $747 million Powerball jackpot up for grabs on Monday night is the ninth-largest in US lottery history and the latest in a series of huge lottery prizes. Someone in Maine won a Mega Millions prize of $1.35 billion less than three weeks ago and a player in California won a record $2.04 billion Powerball jackpot last November.
The jackpots become so important because the hard odds only offer a slim chance of matching all six numbers and winning the top prize. This allows jackpots like Saturday night’s $700 million top prize to roll over and grow for months.
The last time someone topped the odds of one in 292.2 million and won the Powerball jackpot was November 19, 2022.
The $747 million estimate is for a winner who is paid through an annuity over 29 years. Winners usually opt for cash, which for Monday night’s draw would be $403.1 million.
Powerball is played in 45 states, as well as Washington, DC, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands.
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