Powerball Hits Record $1.9 Billion After No Payouts Again

License picture” alt=”Powerball lottery ticket cards are on a rack at a gas station in Houston on Friday. Photo by John Angelillo/UPI | License picture“/>

Powerball lottery ticket cards are on a rack at a gas station in Houston on Friday. Photo by John Angelillo/UPI | License picture

November 6 (UPI) — power ballThe estimated jackpot reached around $1.9 billion, surpassing Saturday’s record high of $1.6 billion after no one matched all five numbers and the red ball on a $2 bill.

The next Powerball drawing is Monday with numbers also selected on Wednesday. The Monday date was added on August 23, 2021.

Saturday’s winning numbers were: 28-45-53-56-69, with a Powerball 20.

The lump sum payment option is $929.3 million instead of 30 payments over 29 years. There is a mandatory federal withholding tax 24% on gambling winnings, plus state and local taxes, if applicable.

“Like the rest of America and the world, I think we’re all anxious to know when this historic jackpot will finally be won,” said Drew Svitko, President of Powerball and Pennsylvania Product Group. Lottery Executive Director.

In Saturday’s draw, 16 tickets matched five numbers, but not the Powerball, according to the Multi-State Lottery Association. A ticket to Kentucky won a $2 million prize by matching all five white balls and including the Power Play option for an additional $1 per game.

Over $10.9 million worth of tickets won cash prizes totaling $102.2 million in the Saturday draw,

The jackpot was last hit on August 3 when a ticket in Pennsylvania brought in $206.9 million. There have now been 40 consecutive draws without a winner, according to Powerball.

The biggest this year was $632.6 million on Jan. 5 and split between winners California and Wisconsin.

The biggest Powerball jackpot was $1.586 billion on January 13, 2016, which was shared by winners in California, Florida and Tennessee.

The Powerball has been organized for 30 years.

Tickets are sold in 45 states, as well as Washington, DC, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands.

The odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 292.2 million.

In Mega Millions, the draw is Tuesday with an estimated jackpot of $154 million. Numbers are also drawn on Fridays.

The highest Megamillons jackpot is $1.537 billion with a ticket sold in South Carolina by an anonymous winner on October 23, 2018. The other top jackpots were $1.337 billion on July 29 and $1.05 billion dollars on January 22, 2021.

The last jackpot was $502 million on October 14 with winning tickets sold in San Jose, Calif., and Fort Myers, Fa.

In this game there are 70 white balls and 25 gold mega balls. Like Powerball, tickets are $2.