An unprecedented amount is pushing lottery records to new heights.
Washington- powerball jackpot It officially broke the record for the largest prize ever offered in a US lottery and continued to grow.
Saturday’s jackpot soared to $1.6 billion after a huge boost in sales. With no big winner, the estimated grand prize now stands at a staggering $1.9 billion. California lottery website.
of Saturday lottery winning numbers The next drawing will be on Monday, November 7th.
Several people After Saturday’s draw, the millionaire woke up thanks to a small Powerball prize. 16 winners from Florida, California, Colorado, Georgia, Kentucky, Massachusetts, New Jersey, South Dakota, New York, Michigan, Missouri and Pennsylvania won $1 million. He was the only one in Kentucky to win his $2 million, thanks to the power play option.
Even with the grand prize approaching $2 billion, the odds of winning remain low at 1 in 292.2 million.
Wednesday’s draw covered 46.6% of the 292.2 million number combinations. That’s up from his 36.3% of all possible number combinations picked in Monday night’s draw, and reflects higher ticket sales as the jackpot goes higher.
Winners will receive the jackpot for 29 years if they choose an annuity. Nearly all of the winners opted for cash, with him worth $929.1 million in Monday’s drawing.
Huge lottery jackpots have become more frequent since lottery officials changed the rules and ticket prices a few years ago to increase the top prizes. The latest change came in his August, when Powerball officials added his third draw date to the weekly schedule to promote prizes and sales.
The previous biggest prize was the $1.586 billion Powerball jackpot won by three ticket holders in 2016. If the winning ticket matches the draw, the Powerball Jackpot will again start at $20 million and continue to increase with each draw until he wins.
Powerball is played in 45 states, plus Washington DC, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands.
Top 10 US Lottery Jackpots
- $1.9 billion (estimated) Powerball
- $1.586 billion, Powerball, Jan. 13, 2016 (3 tickets, from California, Florida and Tennessee)
- $1.537 billion, Mega Millions, Oct. 23, 2018 (1 ticket, from South Carolina)
- $1.337 billion, Mega Millions, July 29, 2022 (single ticket from Illinois)
- $1.05 Billion, Mega Millions, Jan. 22, 2021 (1 ticket, from Michigan)
- $768.4 million, Powerball, March 27, 2019 (1 ticket, from Wisconsin)
- $758.7 million, Powerball, Aug. 23, 2017 (1 ticket, from Massachusetts)
- $731.1 million, Powerball, Jan. 20, 2021 (1 ticket, out of Maryland)
- $687.8 million, Powerball, Oct. 27, 2018 (2 tickets, from Iowa and New York)
- $656 million, Mega Millions, March 30, 2012 (3 tickets, from Kansas, Illinois, Maryland)
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https://www.wtol.com/article/news/nation-world/powerball-jackpot-the-winning-numbers-nov-5-2022/507-83eafedf-1ac2-4aab-b1c7-431511cde893 Last night’s Powerball numbers, 11/5/22: no winner