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"Powerball Jackpot Surpasses $1 Billion Mark with No Winning Ticket Sold"




"Powerball Jackpot Surpasses $1 Billion Mark with No Winning Ticket Sold"


 ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) — Once again, there was no winning ticket sold for the latest Powerball drawing, leading the jackpot to soar to an estimated $1 billion.

Powerball Jackpot Surpasses $1 Billion Mark with No Winning Ticket Sold


In Monday's drawing, none of the tickets matched the white numbers 5, 8, 9, 17, 41, and the red Powerball number 21. The initial estimated jackpot was $900 million.

The upcoming drawing on Wednesday will offer the seventh-highest jackpot in U.S. history and the third-largest for Powerball. Winners have the option to receive the prize as a yearly payout of $1 billion or a lump sum of $516.8 million before taxes.

Meanwhile, three lucky individuals managed to match all five numbers plus the Power Play, winning $2 million each. The winning tickets were sold in Arkansas, Georgia, and Texas.

Five people also matched all five numbers, taking home $1 million each. The winning tickets were sold in Connecticut, Florida, Kentucky, New York, and Pennsylvania.

The game is intentionally designed to create massive prizes that attract more participants, with odds of winning at 1 in 292.2 million. The largest Powerball jackpot ever was a staggering $2.04 billion in November.

The last time someone won the Powerball jackpot was on April 19, with a prize of nearly $253 million. Since then, there have been 38 consecutive drawings without a grand prize winner. The jackpot will continue to grow until it is claimed by a lucky player.

Powerball is played in 45 states across the United States, as well as in Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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