With no speedy winners reported at Thursday’s drawing, Saturday’s Powerball jackpot grew to roughly $825 million, its second-largest ever.
If a winner from Saturday evening’s drawing comes ahead, they’ll be capable to take greater than $410 million in money and lay declare to the fifth largest jackpot in U.S. lottery historical past, Powerball officers stated in a press release.
If there’s no winner, the jackpot that’s been rolling over since early August will increase anew till Monday evening’s drawing, when it is anticipated to be an estimated $1 billion, officers stated. It could be the thirty seventh time a Powerball drawing turned up no jackpot winner.
Organizers stated the increasing jackpot has drawn extra purchases of the sport’s $2 tickets. “A Powerball jackpot this measurement has lots of people dreaming large,” Drew Svitko, group product chair of Powerball, stated within the assertion Saturday.
The estimated $825 jackpot was the most important Powerball prize of 2022 to this point, organizers stated. And it was the second largest total, subsequent to the almost 1.6 billion jackpot shared by winners in California, Florida and Tennessee after a drawing on Jan. 13, 2016.
On Aug. 3, a ticket in Pennsylvania matched all 5 white balls and the pink Powerball to win the final Powerball jackpot to pay. The ticket was price $206.9 million.
Claire Cardona contributed.