Monday’s Powerball didn’t hit the map. Jackpot hits $1 billion: NPR

Powerball ticket sales continue to grow in St. Joseph, Mo., Monday, July 17, 2023, with no winner selected in the previous drawing.

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Powerball ticket sales continue to grow in St. Joseph, Mo., Monday, July 17, 2023, with no winner selected in the previous drawing.

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ST Joseph. Mo. – The Powerball jackpot jumped back to $1 billion after no winning tickets were sold for the latest drawing.

5, 8, 9, 17, 41 and red Powerball 2 with white balls No ticket matched for Monday’s drawing. The jackpot was estimated at $900 million.

The new jackpot for Wednesday’s drawing will be the third-highest in U.S. history and will continue to grow until someone wins. Ticket buyers have the option of paying $1 billion in annual increases or a one-time lump sum of $516.8 million before taxes.

Lottery officials said three people won $2 million after matching five numbers and a power play. Winning tickets were sold in Arkansas, Georgia and Texas.

Five people who matched all five numbers won $1 million. Winning tickets were sold in Connecticut, Florida, Kentucky, New York and Pennsylvania.

The game’s worst odds are 1 in 292.2 million designed to create huge prizes that attract more players. The largest Powerball jackpot was last November’s $2.04 billion Powerball.

The last time someone won the Powerball jackpot was on April 19, nearly $253 million. Since then, no one has won the big prize in the last 38 consecutive drawings.

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Before the next Powerball drawing, lottery players can try their odds with Mega Millions. The estimated jackpot Tuesday is $640 million, or $328 million in cash before taxes.

Powerball is played in 45 states, Washington, DC, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands.

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