Saturday, 23 March, 2019

Powerball lottery jackpot surges to $495M, the 8th largest in game's history

The Powerball lottery jackpot for Saturday The Powerball lottery jackpot for Saturday
Priscilla Morrison | 14 March, 2019, 21:23

There have been 22 consecutive drawings without a victor since a ticket sold in NY matched all six numbers in the $294 million Powerball jackpot drawing on December 26. Saturday's jackpot is $11.7 million.

The Powerball jackpot keeps on rising with a prize of almost half a billion dollars. The cash option would be $271.7 million, according to the Powerball website. The winning numbers were 05, 06, 45, 55 and 59, and the Powerball number was 14. The Power Play multiplier was three. Powerball: 14. Power Play 3x. Two of those tickets were sold in NY and are worth $1 million each. The Mega Millions jackpot for the March 15 drawing is $40 million.

The Rolling Cash 5 jackpot for the next drawing is $181,000 for hitting all five numbers and the odds of winning are 1-in-575,757.

The twice-weekly Powerball lottery has gone 21 drawings without a jackpot victor.

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Statistically, there's a one in 292 million chance of matching all six numbers.

Powerball is played in 44 states, Washington D.C., the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.

The official Ohio Lottery site offers more information on instant tickets, raffles and other lottery games.

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