Powerball jackpot grows to $900 million after no jackpot winner was drawn


Another Powerball drawing ended with no winner on Saturday night, bringing the jackpot to an estimated $900 million.

No tickets for Saturday’s drawing matched the winning combination: white balls 2, 9, 43, 55, 57 and red Powerball 18. The jackpot was estimated at $875 million.

Ticket buyers for Monday’s drawing have the opportunity to receive $900 million paid in annual increments or $465.1 million, a single lump sum before taxes.

The jackpot is the third-largest Powerball jackpot and the seventh-largest in US lottery history, Powerball said in a statement early Sunday.

While there was no jackpot winner, Powerball said three tickets that matched all five white balls on Saturday are eligible to claim $1 million prizes, including two in Texas and one in Colorado.

The jackpot will keep growing until someone wins.

He abysmal game odds 1 in 292.2 million are designed to create big prizes that attract more players. The largest Powerball jackpot was $2.04 billion in November.

He last time someone won the Powerball jackpot on April 19 with a nearly $253 million jackpot. Since then, no one has won the grand prize in the last 37 consecutive draws.

Powerball is played in 45 states, as well as Washington, DC, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands.

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