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Powerball Jackpot Climbs to $750 Million on Saturday Night

The jackpot ranks in the top 10 of all time.

The Powerball jackpot has increased to $750 million for the drawing on Saturday night. On Friday, game officials raised the jackpot estimate from $725 million. The cash value of this jackpot is now $350.6 million.

This updated amount ranks as the 7th largest prize in Powerball history. The winner on Saturday night will face a choice between an annuitized prize of $750 million or a lump sum payment of $350.6 million, before taxes. If the annuity option is selected, the winner will receive one immediate payment, followed by 29 annual payments that increase by 5% each year.

The Powerball jackpot was last won on July 19, when a ticket in California matched all numbers, securing a $1.08 billion prize. Since then, there have been 27 consecutive drawings without a jackpot winner.

The jackpot rolled over on Wednesday night as no tickets matched the six numbers drawn. However, more than a million tickets won prizes, including a ticket in Georgia that matched five white balls, earning a $1 million prize. Two other tickets, sold in Georgia and Texas, matched five white balls, with each winning $2 million due to the Power Play multiplier feature.

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Powerball tickets are available for $2 per play in 45 states, including Pennsylvania. Tonight’s drawing is at 10:59 p.m. It’s live streamed on Powerball.com.

The odds of winning any prize are 1:24.9, while the odds of winning the jackpot are 1:292.2 million.

Below is a list of the top 10 Powerball jackpots to date:

  1. $2.04 Billion – Nov. 7, 2022 – CA
  2. $1.586 Billion – Jan. 13, 2016 – CA, FL, TN
  3. $1.08 Billion – July 19, 2023 – CA
  4. $768.4 Million – March 27, 2019 – WI
  5. $758.7 Million – Aug. 23, 2017 – MA
  6. $754.6 Million – Feb. 6, 2023 – WA
  7. $750 Million est. – Sept. 23, 2023
  8. $731.1 Million – Jan. 20, 2021 – MD
  9. $699.8 Million – Oct. 4, 2021 – CA
  10. $687.8 Million – Oct. 27, 2018 – IA, NY

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