The Powerball has grown to its fifth-largest jackpot in the game’s history after Wednesday’s drawing saw no one claim the lottery’s top prize.
NOI. lottery players now can walk away with winnings of $ 640 milioni, or a lump-sum cash option estimated at $ 478.7 milioni, going into the next drawing on Saturday. It is the highest Powerball jackpot since March 2019 and the longest streak without a winner in the game’s history.
Heading into Wednesday night’s drawing, the prize was already worth $ 550 milioni. Il numbers drawn were: 4-19-23-25-49 and a Powerball of 14.
While no one hit the jackpot, più di 3.3 million tickets won prizes ranging from $ 4 per $ 2 milioni, lottery officials said.
Big winners included 10 tickets that matched all five white balls to win $ 1 milioni. Those tickets were sold in California, Colorado, Georgia, Michigan, New York and Texas. One ticket that doubled that prize to $ 2 million with the Power Play option was sold in Virginia.
The drawing came only a day after no one won a $ 615 million Mega Millions jackpot, causing that prize to soar to $ 750 million – the game’s second-largest grand prize in history – ahead of the next drawing Friday night. The winner can also opt for a cash lump-sum estimated at about $ 550.6 milioni.
It is only the second time that both national lottery jackpots have topped $ 500 million at the same time.
The last time somebody hit either jackpot was in September of last year.
The odds of winning it all are incredibly small, a 1 nel 292.2 million for Powerball and 1 nel 302.5 million for Mega Millions.