The Powerball jackpot has once again topped $1 billion.
Monday’s jackpot is now at $1.04 billion, or a cash value of $478.2 million. It rolled over once again on Saturday night when no ticket managed to match all six numbers drawn — 19, 30, 37, 44, 46, and the Powerball 22, with a Power Play® multiplier of 2X.
Saturday’s draw saw over 2.5 million winning tickets across the nation, which included five tickets from Florida (2), Maryland, Michigan, and Pennsylvania each winning $1 million by matching all five white balls. Two tickets sold in Indiana and North Carolina doubled their win to $2 million by opting for the Power Play feature for an additional $1 per play.
As noted, this is just the latest time the Powerball jackpot has hit $1 billion this year. In fact, the last time someone came away with the big prize was the last time it was won.
On July 19, a ticket purchased in California was good for the $1.08 billion prize. The ongoing streak has now seen 32 consecutive drawings without a grand prize winner. This jackpot stands as the game’s second-largest of the year, and the fourth-largest in the history of Powerball.
Monday’s Powerball drawing starts at 10:59 p.m. and can be seen on WNEP-TV or online at powerball.com.