No winner in Powerball drawing, jackpot soars to $440 million

03 January, 2018, 01:55 | Author: Diane Mills
  • The Powerball jackpot is won by matching all five white balls out of a drum of 69 balls in any order and the red Powerball out of a drum of 26 balls. The Mega Millions jackpot works by picking five numbers between one and 70 and one additional

The Powerball number was 24.

New Jersey's $1 million victor on Saturday night was able to match all five winning numbers - 28, 36, 41, 51 and 58 - but did not have the Powerball, which came up 24.

The jackpot was initially estimated at $384 million (or a $242.9 million cash value), the fourth time this year the prize value hit the $300 million mark.

No tickets matched all six numbers in Saturday's drawing, so the jackpot is still climbing and has now reached approximately $440 million.

The record Powerball victor for a single ticket buyer is $758 million. won by a MA woman in August this year. The next drawing will take place on Wednesday.

A Powerball ticket purchased in Iowa won $1 million in Saturday's drawing. The odds on that ticket were 11,688,053.52 to 1, according to the Powerball website.

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It's time to check your tickets for the Powerball drawing from Saturday night, December 30, otherwise known as the "New Year's Eve (eve)" drawing.

The last time there was a Powerball jackpot victor was October 26 with a single ticket worth $191.1 million.

The $384 million prize ranks 14th all-time in Powerball jackpots.

A $2 bet can make you a multimillionaire if you hold a winning Powerball or Mega Millions ticket this week.

Mega Millions is played in 44 states, Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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