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Powerball: Jackpot soars to record $1.9 billion as no ticket matches all winning numbers Saturday

Powerball: Jackpot soars to record $1.9 billion as no ticket matches all winning numbers Saturday



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The Powerball jackpot has now grown to an estimated $1.9 billion after no winning tickets were sold in Saturday’s drawing, according to the California Lottery Association.

The winning numbers were 28-45-53-56-69 and the Powerball was 20. The next Powerball drawing is scheduled for Monday.

Saturday’s $1.6 billion drawing was estimated to be “the world’s largest lottery prize ever offered,” Powerball said.

But unfortunately for ticket buyers, the odds of winning the huge prize remain long – just 1 in 292.2 million.

Without a winner Saturday, it would “tie the game’s record for most consecutive drawings without a top prize winner,” Powerball said. Saturday’s drawing at the Florida Lottery studio in Tallahassee was Powerball’s 40th since the jackpot was last won on Aug. 3 with a ticket in Pennsylvania.

Saturday’s jackpot, which had a lump sum option of an estimated $782.4 million, “broke the Guinness World Record for the largest National Lottery jackpot,” The California Lottery tweeted in front of falling numbers.

The Guinness Book of RecordsThe “Largest National Lottery Jackpot” was set by Powerball in January 2016, when three tickets won a jackpot of $1.586 billion.

Powerball tickets cost $2 per game and are sold in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands.





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