No winner in Powerball drawing, jackpot soars to $440 million

03 January, 2018, 01:55 | Author: Genevieve Gibbs
  • The Powerball and Mega Millions jackpots have reached a combined total of $727┬ámillion

The first five numbers matched, but the ticket did not have the Powerball number.

Powerball numbers drawn late Saturday were: 28, 36, 41, 51 and 58.

Powerball is held in 44 states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. The lump sum payment before taxes would be more than $242 million.

Mega Millions jackpot climbs to $343M; Powerball reaches $440M
The Rolling Cash 5 jackpot for the next drawing is $130,000 for hitting all five numbers and the odds of winning are 1-in-575,757. According to the release, the ticket bought in the town of Colfax was one of three $1 million winners Saturday night.

The Powerball jackpot is soaring as the year ends meaning 2018 will get off to a great start for some lucky lottery player.

Separately, the Mega Millions jackpot has grown to $343 million, with a cash option payout of $215 million, the game said on its website.

No one won the Powerball drawing on Saturday, making the new grand prize drawing $440 million.

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The odds of a single ticket hitting all six numbers are 292 million: 1.

But like Mega Millions the night before, there was no victor to claim the Powerball jackpot, which led it to grow to $440 million, the ninth-largest jackpot in game history. For either to land in the U.S.'s top 10 jackpots, they would have to surpass the $448.4 million Powerball prize shared by two winners back in August 2013.

Gamblers also can buy a $1 Powerplay that can increase the amount of their prize.

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A Powerball ticket purchased in Iowa won $1 million in Saturday's drawing. The next drawing will take place on Wednesday.


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