DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Powerball jackpot climbed to an estimated $1.04 billion after no gamers hit it massive Saturday night time, persevering with a stretch of lottery futility lasting for greater than two months.
The numbers drawn had been: 19, 30, 37, 44, 46 and crimson Powerball 22.
The estimated jackpot for the following drawing Monday night time stays the world’s ninth-largest lottery prize of all time.
The $1.04 billion jackpot is for a sole winner who opts for cost by way of an annuity, doled out over 30 years. Winners virtually all the time take the money possibility, which might be an estimated $478.2 million for Monday’s drawing.
These winnings can be topic to federal taxes, whereas many states additionally tax lottery prizes.
The jackpot has grown so giant as a result of there have been 30 consecutive drawings with out a massive winner, relationship again to July 19. Powerball’s horrible odds of 1 in 292.2 million are designed to generate massive jackpots, with prizes turning into ever bigger as they repeatedly roll over when nobody wins.
The biggest jackpot was a $2.04 billion Powerball prize hit by a participant in California in November 2022.
In most states, a Powerball ticket prices $2 and gamers can choose their very own numbers or depart that job to a pc.
Powerball is performed in 45 states in addition to Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.