Powerball jackpot leaps to 4th-largest in game history at $785M

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The Powerball jackpot has risen to take the spot of the fourth-largest prize in the game’s history after no ticket matched the winning numbers drawn on Saturday night.

The winning numbers were white balls 1, 12, 20, 33, 66, and red Powerball 21 with a Power Play multiplier of two.

Saturday’s drawing produced more than 1.5 million winning tickets across the country, including three tickets in California, Florida, and New York that matched all five white balls to win $1 million prizes.

One ticket in Michigan matched all five white balls and doubled the $1 million prize to $2 million by including the Power Play feature. Other big wins include 30 tickets that won $50,000 prizes and nine tickets that won $100,000 prizes.

The grand prize now stands at $785 million with an estimated cash value of $367 million for Monday night’s drawing.

The jackpot currently ranks as the fourth-largest prize in Powerball history, only behind three grand totals that reached the over $1 billion mark.

  • $2.04 Billion – Nov. 7, 2022 – CA
  • $1.586 Billion – Jan. 13, 2016 – CA, FL, TN
  • $1.08 Billion – July 19, 2023 – CA

The last record-breaking Powerball jackpot was won in California on July 19, with the overall prize totaling $1.08 billion — the game’s third jackpot to ever reach the billion-dollar mark. A few months prior, a $754.6 million jackpot was won in Washington on February 6.

The upcoming drawing on Monday night will be the 29th in the current jackpot run following the last hit in July.

If a player wins the jackpot on Monday night, they will have the choice between an annuitized prize worth $785 million or a lump sum payment estimated at $367 million.

At this time, the odds of winning the jackpot are one in 292.2 million.

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