Winning numbers for $1.6 billion Powerball jackpot released

Winning numbers for $1.6 billion Powerball jackpot released

The Powerball jackpot rose to $1.6 billion ahead of Saturday night’s drawing, officials said announced. Saturday’s winning numbers were 28, 45, 53, 56, 69 and a Powerball of 20. It was still unclear if any winning tickets had been sold.

If someone really holds the figure wins top prize, would set a new record for the biggest lottery prize ever.

The winner has the option of receiving the prize as an annuity over 29 years or as a one-time payment of $782.4 million, officials said.

The jackpot has been eluding players since August 3, the last time someone matched all five winning numbers and the Powerball. The winning numbers in Wednesday night’s drawing were 2, 11, 22, 35, 60 with a Powerball of 23.

The quotas the odds of winning everything are 1 in 292.2 million.

The biggest Powerball jackpot ever

As of 2016, the largest Powerball jackpot was a world record $1.586 billion, which was split among winners in CaliforniaFlorida and Tennessee.

Mega Millions drawing days

Mega Millions is a different multi-state lottery and its drawings are held on Tuesdays and Fridays at 11:00 PM ET. Earlier this year, two people who won $1.337 billion Mega Millions Jackpot decided to take a lump sum of $780.5 million. For Friday night’s drawing, the estimated jackpot was $119 million.

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