Powerball jackpot up to $1.6 billion, new lottery record
The Associated Press
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Strong sales boosted a Powerball jackpot to an estimated $1.6 billion, making it the largest lottery prize in history.
A drawing will be held Saturday night for the Powerball prize, which hasn’t been won in more than three months.
That string of 39 consecutive drawings without a winner is a reflection of the tough odds of winning a jackpot, at 1 in 292.2 million.
The jackpot increased Friday is the prize for a winner who chooses an annuity, paid annually over 29 years.
Almost all winners instead opt for the cash prize, which for Saturday night’s drawing would be an estimated $782.4 million.
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11/4/2022 12:29:46 PM (GMT -5:00)