Powerball jackpot rises to $1.9b – the highest in global history


Who wants to be a billionaire! Powerball jackpot rises to $1.9b – the highest in global history – after no one won last night’s draw

  • The record Powerball jackpot now stands at $1.9B with a cash option of $929.1M
  • The numbers for the drawing were: 28, 45, 53, 56, 69 and red Powerball 20
  • Next drawing will be on Monday, November 7 after no one won on Saturday
  • Since someone won in August here have been 40 drawings with no winner

A record Powerball jackpot grew to an even larger $1.9 billion after no one won the lottery drawing on Saturday night.

The numbers for Saturday’s drawing were: white balls 28, 45, 53, 56, 69 and red Powerball 20.

Now, the figure jackpot has increased once again, making it the largest sum in lottery history. However, the winner will have to have nearly half of the earnings wiped off in a series of taxes.

The website of the California Lottery Association said the next chance for someone to get lucky will be Monday.

A record Powerball jackpot grew to an even larger $1.9 billion after no one won the lottery drawing on Saturday night

The grand prize now stands at $1.9 billion with a cash option of $929.1 million for the next drawing on Monday

The grand prize now stands at $1.9 billion with a cash option of $929.1 million for the next drawing on Monday

The new $1.9 billion jackpot is for a winner who is paid through an annuity over 29 years. Winners of lottery jackpots usually prefer a lump sum of cash, which for Monday’s drawing would be $929.1 million, the California lottery site said.

The Powerball prize keeps getting more massive because of the inability of anyone to overcome the long odds of 1 in 292.2 million and win the jackpot. To take the top prize, players must match all five white balls and one red Powerball.

Since someone won the prize on August 3, there have been 40 drawings without a winner.

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

Top 10 Powerball jackpots of all time

 $1.586 billion — Jan. 13, 2016; California, Florida, Tennessee. 

$768.4 million — Mar. 27, 2019; Wisconsin. 

$758.7 million — Aug. 23, 2017; Massachusetts. 

$731.1 million — Jan. 20, 2021; Maryland. 

$699.8 million — Oct. 4, 2021; California.

 $687.8 million — Oct. 27, 2018; Iowa, New York.

 $632.6 million — Jan. 5, 2022; California, Wisconsin. 

$625 million — Oct. 24, 2022; TBD. 

$590.5 million — May 18, 2013; Florida. 

$587.5 million — Nov. 28, 2012; Arizona, Missouri. 

Source: powerball.com 

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