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No one wins $1 billion Powerball jackpot on Halloween

Monday’s result means that the prize will grow once again, as it has since August.
Store clerk Eduardo Duran rubs purchased lottery tickets on the head of the store lucky bluebird for the drawing of the Powerball lottery at the Blue Bird Liquor store in Hawthorne, Calif., Monday, Oct. 31, 2022. The jackpot for Monday night's drawing soared after no one matched all six numbers in Saturday night's drawing. It's the fifth-largest lottery jackpot in U.S. history. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
A store clerk rubs lottery tickets on the head of a store bluebird for luck in Hawthorne, Calif., before the Powerball lottery draw Monday.Damian Dovarganes / AP

No one won a $1 billion Powerball jackpot in a drawing held on Halloween night, meaning the specter of more long lines and more money spent chasing the huge prize will linger on into November.

No one matched all five numbers of 13-19-36-39-59 as well as the “powerball” of 13 in Monday’s drawing, game officials said.

The prize for Wednesday’s drawing grew to an estimated $1.2 billion.

It’s the second time a jackpot has passed the $1 billion mark. Winners in California, Florida and Tennessee won the other one — a $1.5 billion jackpot — in 2016.

Monday’s top prize is so large because no one has matched all five numbers and a Powerball since Aug. 3, almost three months ago.

The odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 292.2 million. They are far longer odds than the chance of being struck by lightning in the U.S. in any given year, which are around 1 in 1 million.