Powerball Jackpot Grows To Estimated $1 Billion Dollars

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By Andy Rose

NEW YORK, NY (Newsource) –  One lucky lotto player could be in for a very big treat on Halloween night as the Powerball jackpot grows to an estimated $1 billion, with the next drawing on Monday.

The jackpot is set to reach the billion-dollar mark after Saturday’s drawing yielded no one who could match all five numbers and the Powerball to claim the nearly $825 million prize.

It’s only the second time in Powerball’s 30-year history that the jackpot has hit $1 billion, according to the lottery.

Saturday’s winning numbers were: 19, 31, 40, 46, 57, with a Powerball of 23.

Seven tickets matched five numbers, but not the Powerball, according to the Multi-State Lottery Association. Six tickets won a $1 million prize, and one ticket sold in Florida won $2 million by including the Power Play feature.

If someone wins Monday’s jackpot, it will be the second largest jackpot in Powerball history, according to a release from the lottery.

The largest Powerball jackpot was $1.586 billion, which was won on January 13, 2016.

“The Powerball jackpot was last hit on August 3, when a ticket in Pennsylvania matched all five white balls and the red Powerball to win a $206.9 million jackpot,” Powerball said in a statement. “Since then, there have been 37 drawings in a row with no grand prize winner. The Monday night drawing will be the 38th draw in the jackpot run.”


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