Lottery fries were heated again on Saturday night. The calculated jackpot for Saturday's Powerball drawing was $ 750 million, among…
This came just days after a single winner of Mega Millions made an estimated $ 1.5 billion jackpot, second largest.
Saturday night’s winning numbers were: 8, 12, 13, 19 and 27. Powerball: 4
Saturday’s cash options are $ 428.6 million.
Tickets have six numbers, all of which must be matched to win the jackpot. You can choose your own sex numbers or get them randomly assigned. Each number goes from 1 to 69, except for the final number ranging from 1 to 26.
Powerball is played in 44 states, Washington D.C., Puerto Rico and the United States Virgin Islands. Tickets can be purchased for $ 2.
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For each drawing, the total odds are to win the jackpot 1
Wednesday’s winning number was: 3, 21, 45, 53, 56 and Powerball 22. Nobody beat all six numbers.
There were seven tickets that required the second prize prize, worth $ 1 million by getting the first five numbers right. The tickets were sold in Arizona, Florida, Kentucky, New Jersey, New York, Oregon and Wisconsin.
Powerball jackpots start at $ 40 million and roll if there is no jackpot winner. Last time a winning jackpot was taken on August 11, when a man from Staten Island, New York, won $ 245.6 million. There have been 20 drawings since then without a winner.
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Tuesday’s drawing was both the biggest Mega Millions drawing ever and the second largest overall lottery jackpot.
The highest jackpot in US history was a $ 1,563 billion Powerball drawing in January 2016.
Do not be disappointed if you did not match winning numbers for the $ 1.5 billion Mega Millions jackpot – there are still big money on the line with tonight’s Powerball lottery drawing.
The money option, after the government has taken its cut, is $ 428.6 million.
The jackpot is the third largest in the Powerball story and the sixth largest in the US lottery story
Despite the tough odds, they are actually a bit better than the odds of winning the jackpot at Mega Millions.
Powerball’s current estimated $ 750 million refers to the annuity paid over 29 years. Most winners take the cash option.
Associated Press contributed to this report.
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