Powerball Jackpot is Reaching a World Record Amount
Once again no one matched all the numbers for the Powerball Jackpot! There have been 39 consecutive Powerball drawings since August with no winner. The current jackpot for Saturday, November 5th now sits at $1.50 billion with a cash option value of $745.9 million.
As the Powerball jackpot continues to climb through billion-dollar territory – and is quickly approaching its world record jackpot amount! If a player wins Saturday’s jackpot, it will be the second-largest jackpot in Powerball history and third-largest jackpot in U.S. lottery history, only behind the world record $1.586 billion Powerball jackpot and the $1.537 billion Mega Millions jackpot.
Here are Wednesday night's numbers in case you missed them: white balls 2, 11, 22, 35, 60, and red Powerball 23. While no one matched all numbers and the Powerball, 16 people did match all of the white numbers including 1 winner in Texas and those 16 people each won $1 million.
Saturday’s drawing will be the 40th Powerball drawing since the jackpot was last won on August 3 in Pennsylvania. If no one wins the jackpot in Saturday’s drawing, it will tie the game record for the number of consecutive drawings without a grand prize winner. The longest jackpot run in Powerball history ended on Oct. 4, 2021. It just takes one and play responsibility.
Here are the largest jackpots in US History:
$1.586 billion, Powerball, Jan. 13, 2016
$1.537 billion, Mega Millions, Oct. 23, 2018
$1.337 billion, Mega Millions, July 29, 2022
$1.05 billion, Mega Millions, Jan. 22, 2021
$768.4 million, Powerball, March 27, 2019
$758.7 million, Powerball, Aug. 23, 2017
$731.1 million, Powerball, Jan. 20, 2021
$699.8 million, Powerball, Oct. 4, 2021
$687.8 million, Powerball, Oct. 27, 2018
$656 million, Mega Millions, March 30, 2012
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