With no speedy winners reported at Thursday’s drawing, Saturday’s Powerball jackpot grew to roughly $825 million, its second-largest ever.
It was not instantly clear Saturday night time whether or not anybody matched the 5 successful numbers of 19-31-40-46-57 and the Powerball, 23.
If a winner from Saturday night time’s drawing comes ahead, they’ll be capable of take greater than $410 million in money and lay declare to the fifth largest jackpot in U.S. lottery historical past, Powerball officers mentioned in a press release.
If there’s no winner, the jackpot that’s been rolling over since early August will increase anew till Monday night time’s drawing, when it is anticipated to be an estimated $1 billion, officers mentioned. It will be the thirty seventh time a Powerball drawing turned up no jackpot winner.
Organizers mentioned the increasing jackpot has drawn extra purchases of the sport’s $2 tickets. “A Powerball jackpot this measurement has lots of people dreaming huge,” Drew Svitko, group product chair of Powerball, mentioned within the assertion Saturday.
The estimated $825 jackpot was the biggest Powerball prize of 2022 thus far, organizers mentioned. And it was the second largest general, subsequent to the practically 1.6 billion jackpot shared by winners in California, Florida and Tennessee after a drawing on Jan. 13, 2016.
On Aug. 3, a ticket in Pennsylvania matched all 5 white balls and the pink Powerball to win the final Powerball jackpot to pay. The ticket was price $206.9 million.
Claire Cardona contributed.