The Powerball jackpot is now up by an estimate of $1.9 billion, after the sale of no winning tickets at the draw on Saturday night according to California Lottery Association.
It was 28-45, 53-56, and 69 The Powerball of 20. Next Powerball drawing will be held on Monday.
The estimated $1.6 billion prize was one of the “world’s largest lotto prize ever offered,” Powerball claimed.
Unfortunately for ticket holders the odds of winning this huge prize are still high at 1 out of 292.2 million.
There were no winners Saturday and it could “tie the game record for the number of consecutive drawings without a grand prize winner,” Powerball declared. The drawing on Saturday held at the Florida Lottery draw studio in Tallahassee was Powerball’s 40th drawing since the jackpot was first won three days ago by a winning ticket drawn in Pennsylvania.
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The Saturday’s jackpot, with the option of a lump sum amounting to around $782.4 millions “breaks the world record for the Largest National Lottery Jackpot in the Guinness World Records,” California Lottery tweeted prior to the numbers falling.
The Guinness World Records’ “Greatest jackpot in a national lottery” was established in the lottery Powerball in January of 2016 when three tickets took home the $1.586 billion prize.
Tickets for Powerball cost only $2 each and can be sold across 45 states, including the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands.