Powerball jackpot grows to $747 million after no winner
The Powerball jackpot grew to an estimated $747 million after nobody beat the odds to win the top prize in Saturday night’s drawing.
The numbers drawn were: 2, 8, 15, 19, 58 and Powerball 10.
The $747 million Powerball jackpot up for grabs Monday night is the ninth largest in US lottery history and the latest in a string of huge lottery prizes. Someone in Maine won a $1.35 billion Mega Millions prize less than three weeks ago, and a California player won a $2.04 billion Powerball jackpot last November.
The jackpots get so big because the hard odds offer only a tiny chance of matching all six numbers and winning the grand prize. This allows the jackpots, like the $700 million Saturday night grand prize, to circulate and grow for months.
The last time someone beat the odds of one in 292.2 million and won the Powerball jackpot was November 19, 2022.
The $747 million estimate is for a winner paid by an annuity over 29 years of age. Winners usually opt for cash, which would be $403.1 million for Monday night’s drawing.
Powerball is played in 45 states, as well as in Washington, DC, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands.