The Powerball jackpot continues to rise after no tickets matched all six numbers Wednesday night time to assert the $672 million grand prize.
The huge jackpot now sits at an estimated $725 million – with a one-time money payout choice of $345.7 million – forward of Saturday night time’s drawing.
It’s the eighth-largest prize supplied within the sport’s historical past.
The profitable numbers drawn Wednesday night time had been 16, 27, 59, 62 and 63 with a crimson Powerball variety of 23. The Energy Play choice was 3X.
There’s a 1 in 292.2 million probability of profitable the grand prize, based on the sport.
A few fortunate winners did declare a very good chunk of money after matching all 5 white numbers drawn Wednesday, the sport introduced.
One participant in Georgia gained $1 million whereas two gamers – one other in Georgia and one in Texas – chosen the Energy Play choice to win $2 million.
The most important Powerball jackpot of 2023 – and the third-largest within the sport’s historical past – was gained in July by a fortunate participant in California, who snagged the $1.08 billion prize, the lottery mentioned.
The jackpot has been up for grabs in 27 consecutive drawings for the reason that July win.
Behind that was a $754.6 million grand prize gained by a participant in Washington in February, which is marked as the sport’s sixth-largest prize ever.
Powerball tickets are $2 per play and are offered in 45 states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
The sport says greater than half of the proceeds from a ticket sale stay within the jurisdiction the place it was offered.