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There was no Jackpot winner for the powerball drawing on last Saturday and the winning jackpot went up to $900 million in this Monday.(07/17/2023).

The next drawing will be Monday, and it is set to be the second largest prize in the game’s history. Also this would be the seventh-largest lottery in U.S. history, will be Monday night.


The jackpot was last hit in April and, since then, there have been 34 consecutive drawings without a jackpot winner.

Lottery player is sweeping the nation as millions of Americans take to their nearest convenience store with $2 and a dream.

The Powerball jackpot has soared to an estimated $900 million, the third-largest in the game’s history. The largest Powerball jackpot ever came last November, when a California resident cashed in on his $2.04 billion winning ticket.

The latest jackpot soared to a new high after no winning ticket was sold for the $900 million jackpot drawing Friday night. The next drawing will be on Monday.

Nobody has won the jackpot since April 13, when the top prize was nearly $253 million. If someone gets lucky this next drawing, they will have the option of taking a $465.1 million one-time cash payout or collecting the full $900 million over the course of 29 years — minus taxes, of course.

After no ticket matched all six numbers drawn Saturday night (07/5/2023) – the white balls 2,9,43,55,57 plus the powerball is 18– an estimated prize of $900million($465.1 million cash) is on tap for Monday, July 17th.

Meanwhile, the Mega Millions jackpot has soared to an estimated $640 million, making it the fifth largest in game history. That’s after no ticket matched all six numbers in the $550 million jackpot drawing Friday night.

It’s just the seventh time in Mega Millions history that the jackpot has surpassed the $640 million mark. The largest ever came in 2018 when a South Carolina store sold the winning $1.5 billion ticket.

While your chances of hitting it big with the lottery are slim, Danielle Frizzi-Babb with the Ohio Lottery commission says it’s still OK to dream.

“When you want to play these games, it’s about the fun aspect of it,” she told Scripps News. “It’s about dreaming for a little bit about what you might be able to do with a big jackpot, and responsible gambling is the bottom line. You don’t spend outside of your means.”

To put your chances of winning into perspective, you actually have better odds of:

– Dying in a plane crash (1 in 11 million)

– Being struck by lightning — twice (1 in 9 million)

– Dying from a shark attack (1 in 3.7 million)

– Golfing a hole-in-one (1 in 12,500)

The odds of winning the current Powerball or Mega Millions jackpots is about 1 in 300 million. But you can still dream it on!



10 biggest U.S. jackpots ever.


The largest lottery jackpot to date, a Powerball drawing, was won on Nov. 7, 2022. The ticket was sold at Joe’s Service Center in Altadena, Calif., just north of Pasadena.

Lottery officials said the ticket holder was the first lottery billionaire in the state. It was unclear as of early January 2023 whether the winner had claimed the prize. On Feb. 14, California Lottery officials announced that the winner’s name was Edwin Castro but did not release further biographical information at his request.

The second-biggest jackpot, also a Powerball, was split three ways. The winning numbers were drawn on Jan. 13, 2016, matching tickets bought in California, Florida and Tennessee.

“I think we can all live on $528 million, don’t you think?” Russ Lopez, a spokesman for the California Lottery, said at the time.

The largest Mega Millions prize was the third-largest jackpot overall, with the winning ticket drawn on Oct. 23, 2018, in South Carolina.

It took a while for the prize to be claimed. In March of the following year, an anonymous winner came forward through a lawyer, opting to cash in a one-time lump sum of $877,784,124 instead of taking payments over 30 years.

A single ticket-holder in Maine won an estimated $1.35 billion in the Mega Millions drawing on Jan. 13, 2023. The wining ticket was sold at Hometown Gas & Grill in Lebanon, Maine, according to state lottery officials.

One lucky person in Illinois bought the winning Mega Millions ticket on July 29, 2022. After several weeks, a winner came forward. Once again, the winner’s identity was unknown, because Illinois law lets big winners keep their names and addresses confidential in most cases.

A group identified as the Wolverine FLL Club of Oakland County won a ticket for just over $1 billion in the Mega Millions drawing on Jan. 22, 2021. Someone picked the numbers at a Kroger grocery store in Novi, a city of about 60,000 people that is 30 miles northwest of Detroit.

This is the current Powerball jackpot, which no one has won since April 19. It’s the third-largest jackpot ever for that organization, behind November 2022 and January 2016.

No one won Saturday’s jackpot drawing, and the next will be Monday at 10:59 p.m. Eastern time. A winner could opt for to take the payment as a lump sum, which would be about $465.1 million before taxes, Powerball says.

But don’t get your hopes too high. The odds of winning, the organization says, are 1 in 292.2 million.

Manuel Franco of Wisconsin won a $768.4 million prize in the Powerball drawing on March 27, 2019. The sum was enough for Mr. Franco to quit his job within two days of winning.

Wisconsin has no law protecting the identities of people who win lotteries, which means Mr. Franco was required to come forward publicly.

A 53-year-old health care worker in Massachusetts became a millionaire when she won the Powerball on Aug. 23, 2017. The winner, Mavis Wanczyk, opted for a lump-sum payment of $480.5 million. After taxes — 25 percent to the federal government and 5 percent to her state — she took home $336 million.

After more than two months without a winner, the Powerball jackpot for Feb. 6, 2023, reached $754.6 million, or $407.2 when taken as cash. A single ticket was sold in Washington, lottery officials said, making it the fifth-largest Powerball jackpot, and the ninth-largest overall in U.S. history.