April 14, 2024
A Powerball lottery ticket. Picture through @Forbes Twitter

The jackpot within the multi-state Powerball lottery climbed Friday to an estimated $960 million — the fourth largest jackpot within the historical past of the sport.

No tickets had been offered matching all six numbers in Wednesday’s drawing. The subsequent drawing is Saturday.

The numbers drawn had been 1, 7, 46, 47, 63 and the Powerball quantity was 7. Wednesday’s jackpot was $856 million, which was the ninth largest in U.S. lottery historical past. It was the twenty ninth drawing because the final time a ticket with all Powerball six numbers was offered.

The chances of matching all 5 numbers and the Powerball quantity are 1 in 292.2 million, in accordance with the Multi-State Lottery Affiliation. The general probability of profitable a prize is 1 in 24.9.

The Powerball recreation is performed in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands.

On July 19, a fortunate Powerball participant received $1.08 billion after shopping for the profitable ticket at a downtown Los Angeles mini-market for the seventh largest lottery prize in U.S. historical past.

— Metropolis Information Service