With nobody claiming the highest prize in Saturday night time’s Powerball drawing, the jackpot has now climbed to an estimated $1.04 billion, making it among the many 10 highest in U.S. lottery historical past.
The subsequent Powerball drawing is scheduled for Monday night time. If the jackpot is claimed by a single winner, the lump-sum payout (versus an annuitized prize) could be $478.2 million.
The Powerball numbers drawn Saturday night time had been white balls 19, 30, 37, 44, 46 and pink Powerball 22.
There’s been a run of super-large lottery prizes of late. Most notably, the Powerball jackpot reached $2.04 billion final November and was claimed by one particular person, Edwin Castro, who bought the ticket in California. That was the most important prize in each Powerball and U.S. lottery historical past.
Powerball tickets are offered in 45 states, plus the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. In recent times, on-line and app-based lottery sellers have additionally entered the market.
This yr has already seen three lottery jackpots cross the billion-dollar mark, topped by a $1.58 billion Mega Thousands and thousands one in August.