April 15, 2024
A Powerball lottery ticket. Picture by way of @Forbes Twitter

There have been no tickets bought with all six numbers within the newest drawing of the multi-state Powerball lottery, pushing the estimated jackpot for Monday’s drawing to $975 million, the Eleventh-largest U.S. lottery jackpot.

One ticket every with 5 numbers, however lacking the Powerball quantity, have been bought in Illinois, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Louisiana. They’re every value $1 million, in line with the Multi-State Lottery Affiliation, which conducts the sport.

The numbers drawn Saturday have been 12, 13, 33, 50, 52 and the Powerball quantity was 23. The estimated jackpot was $951 million, additionally the Eleventh-largest U.S. lottery jackpot.

The prize has been rising steadily because the final Powerball winner hit the jackpot on New Yr’s Day 2024.

If there’s a single winner on Monday, the ticket holder can select to simply accept it in a single lump sum, with the prize carrying a money worth of about $471.7 million, lottery officers mentioned.

To safe the prize, the winner or winners should beat a one in 292.2 million likelihood and match the right six numbers on a $2 ticket. Powerball tickets are bought in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

The purse at stake on Saturday was nonetheless under the $1.13 billion jackpot received this week in a drawing by one other lottery, Mega Thousands and thousands, and properly under the most important single lottery prize complete in U.S. historical past.

That got here in November 2022 when a lone ticket holder in California received a $2.04 billion Powerball jackpot.