Another exciting Powerball drawing took place on Saturday night, but unfortunately, no one was able to secure the winning combination. The numbers drawn for Saturday’s Powerball were 2, 9, 43, 55, 57 for the white balls, and the red Powerball number was 18. The initial estimated jackpot for this drawing was $875 million, but since there was no winner, the jackpot has now soared to an incredible estimated $900 million.
Two Options for Monday’s Drawing
If you are planning to buy a ticket for Monday’s Powerball drawing, you will have two exciting options if you happen to win the jackpot. You can either choose to receive the prize in yearly increments, which would amount to a staggering $900 million distributed over time, or you can opt for a one-time lump sum payment of approximately $465.1 million before taxes.
Third Biggest Powerball Jackpot in History
According to Powerball, this current jackpot stands as the third largest in Powerball history and the seventh largest in the history of U.S. lotteries overall. It is undoubtedly an opportunity for individuals across the country to try their luck and potentially change their lives forever.
Million-Dollar Prizes for Some Lucky Players
While there may not have been a jackpot winner this time around, three lucky ticket holders who managed to match all five white balls will still receive a substantial prize of $1 million each. Two of these tickets were sold in Texas, while the other was purchased in Colorado. They have the opportunity to claim their winnings and celebrate an unexpected windfall.
The Jackpot Keeps Growing
As the Powerball game continues, the jackpot will keep growing until someone finally secures the winning numbers. With odds as low as 1 in 292.2 million, the odds may be slim, but the potential rewards are undoubtedly massive. The largest Powerball jackpot ever reached an astounding $2.04 billion in November.
Long-Standing Jackpot Drought
Interestingly, the last time someone won the Powerball jackpot was on April 19, with a top prize of nearly $253 million. Since then, there has been a remarkable 37 consecutive drawings without a grand prize winner. This only adds more excitement and anticipation as individuals across the country vie for a chance to reach the elusive jackpot.
Powerball is played in 45 states across the United States, including Washington D.C., Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.