Powerball Jackpot Rises To $825M

Powerball Jackpot Rises To $825M

As brisk ticket sales continue, the Powerball jackpot for Saturday night’s drawing has increased by another $25 million to $825 million. It would be the second-largest payout in the game’s 30-year history if it won.

It will be the fifth-largest payout in American lottery history if a single ticket matches every one of the winning Powerball numbers. At this time, the cash option is predicted to be worth $410.2 million.

The drawing on Saturday will take place at 10:59 p.m. and be shown live on WABC-7 in New York and Fox 29 in Philadelphia. Thirty-six pictures have taken place since the last jackpot winner. For the drawing on August 3, a $206.9 million ticket was bought in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania.

In 2022, five Powerball jackpots were won. The biggest was a $632.6 million prize shared between winners in Wisconsin and California on January 5.

For the drawing on Wednesday, five second-prize tickets were sold that matched five numbers but not the Powerball. Each of the two tickets purchased in California is worth $1,556,855. Tickets for $1 million were purchased in Chester, New York, Connecticut, and Michigan.

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Prizes for the California Lottery vary according to the number of winners and ticket sales. In contrast to the predetermined second rewards provided in other participating states, they are different.

Four $50,000 tickets that matched four Powerball numbers were sold in New Jersey. The following sites sold third-place tickets:

  • Atlantic City’s Boom Food Mart is located on Ventnor Avenue.
  • Acme Market Shop, located on Shore Road in Dennis Township’s Ocean View neighbourhood
  • Maywood’s West Pleasant Avenue is home to Krauszer’s Food Store.
  • Market Street Shell in Paterson, located on 18th Avenue
  • The winning numbers for Wednesday were 19, 36, 37, 46, and 56. The
  • The winning Powerball number was 24, with a 2X Power Play.

The probability of winning the Powerball jackpot is 1 in 292,201,388. The odds of winning at least $1 million with a $2 ticket are around 1 in 11,688,053, while the odds of winning the third prize of at least $50,000 are 913,129 to 1.

On Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays, 45 states, Washington, D.C., the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico, all host Powerball drawings.