With No Winners Since Dec. 26, Powerball Balloons

Jackpot headed to 4th-largest jackpot in US history at $750M
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Mar 24, 2019 7:30 AM CDT
With No Winners Since Dec. 26, Powerball Balloons
A customer shows her purchased Powerball tickets at a convenience store Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018, in Chicago. The jackpot jumps to an estimated $570 million for Saturday's drawing. That would make it the nation's 8th largest lottery prize ever.   (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

(Newser) – Lottery officials say the Powerball jackpot has ballooned to $750 million after no ticket matched all six numbers in the most recent drawing, reports the AP. The numbers drawn Saturday night are 24, 25, 52, 60, and 66, with a Powerball of 5. The next drawing for what would be the fourth-largest jackpot in US history is Wednesday. The odds of winning are roughly 1 in 292.2 million.

No one has won the Powerball jackpot since the day after Christmas. Twenty-four drawings since then have failed to produce a winner. The buyers of three tickets shared the country's largest jackpot. It was a nearly $1.59 billion Powerball prize drawn on Jan. 13, 2016. A South Carolina purchaser won a $1.54 billion Mega Millions jackpot. That was the nation's second-largest lottery prize ever.

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