Powerball: Jackpot Reaches $1 Billion and Still Searching for a Winner

The Powerball jackpot has once again increased to an estimated $1 billion after no winning tickets were sold for the recent drawing.

None of the tickets for Monday’s drawing matched the white balls 5, 8, 9, 17, 41, and the red Powerball 21. The jackpot was estimated at $900 million.

The upcoming Powerball drawing on Wednesday will be the seventh-largest lottery jackpot in U.S. history and the third-largest for Powerball. Ticket holders have the option to receive the $1 billion prize in annual installments or a lump sum payment of $516.8 million before taxes.

Three individuals won $2 million each by matching all five numbers plus the Power Play, lottery officials said. The winning tickets were sold in Arkansas, Georgia, and Texas.

Five people won $1 million each by matching all five numbers. The winning tickets were sold in Connecticut, Florida, Kentucky, New York, and Pennsylvania.

The odds of winning the game’s massive jackpot are 1 in 292.2 million, designed to build up larger prizes and attract more players. The largest Powerball jackpot on record was a $2.04 billion prize won in November last year.

The last time someone won the Powerball jackpot was on April 19 with a nearly $253 million prize. Since then, there have been 38 consecutive drawings without a jackpot winner. The jackpot will continue to grow until someone wins.

Powerball is played in 45 states, as well as Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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