Powerball jackpot hits $640M after drawing sees no winner

Powerball jackpot hits $  640M after drawing sees no winner

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.

我们. lottery players now can walk away with winnings of $ 640 百万, or a lump-sum cash option estimated at $ 478.7 百万, 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.

MEGA MILLIONS JACKPOT SOARS TO $ 750M AFTER TUESDAY SEES NO WINNER

Heading into Wednesday night’s drawing, the prize was already worth $ 550 百万. 的 numbers drawn were: 4-19-23-25-49 and a Powerball of 14.

While no one hit the jackpot, 多于 3.3 million tickets won prizes ranging from $ 4 至 $ 2 百万, lottery officials said.

Big winners included 10 tickets that matched all five white balls to win $ 1 百万. Those tickets were sold in California, 科罗拉多州, 佐治亚州, 密西根州, New York and Texas. One ticket that doubled that prize to $ 2 million with the Power Play option was sold in Virginia.

The Powerball jackpot has grown to $  640 million ahead of its next drawing Saturday, while the Mega Millions jackpot has soared to $  750 million ahead of Friday night's drawing. (美联社照片/ Charlie Neibergall)

The Powerball jackpot has grown to $ 640 million ahead of its next drawing Saturday, while the Mega Millions jackpot has soared to $ 750 million ahead of Friday night’s drawing. (美联社照片/ Charlie Neibergall)

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 百万.

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.

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The odds of winning it all are incredibly small, 在 1 在 292.2 million for Powerball and 1 在 302.5 million for Mega Millions.

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