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Powerball jackpot rolls up to record $1.9 billion for Monday drawing

“Like the rest of America and the world, I think we’re all eager to find out when this historic jackpot will eventually be won,” the Powerball Product Group chair said.

The Powerball jackpot stands at a record $1.9 billion after it rolled over Saturday night because no ticket matched all six drawn numbers — white balls 28, 45, 53, 56 and 69 and red Powerball 20. The Power Play multiplier was 3X.

The record jackpot had narrowly edged out the previous high, a $1.586 billion prize won by three ticket holders in 2016.

The odds of any given ticket’s winning the Powerball jackpot are 1 in 292.2 million, and it’s those long odds that have led to three months without anyone having matched all six balls.

“Like the rest of America and the world, I think we’re all eager to find out when this historic jackpot will eventually be won,” said Pennsylvania Lottery Executive Director Drew Svitko, the chair of the Powerball Product Group.

More than 10.9 million tickets won cash prizes totaling $102.2 million in Saturday’s drawing.

Big winners include 16 tickets that matched all five white balls to win a $1 million prize. A ticket in Kentucky won a $2 million prize by matching all five white balls and including the Power Play option for an additional $1 per play.

There were also 219 tickets nationwide that won $50,000 prizes, and 51 tickets that $150,000 prizes.

Monday’s drawing will be the 41st Powerball drawing since the jackpot was last won Aug. 3 in Pennsylvania. The jackpot run has tied the record for the number of consecutive drawings without a grand prize winner.

The only other Powerball jackpot run to reach 41 consecutive drawings ended Oct. 4, 2021, with a $699.8 million winner in California.

Jackpot winners may choose to receive their prizes as annuities, paid in 30 graduated payments over 29 years, or as lump sum payments. Both advertised prize options are before federal and jurisdictional taxes are withdrawn. 

Powerball tickets are $2 per play. Tickets are sold in 45 states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Powerball drawings are broadcast live every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday at 10:59 p.m. ET from the Florida Lottery draw studio in Tallahassee.