Powerball lottery jackpot soars to $414M for Saturday drawing

Powerball lottery jackpot soars to $414M for Saturday drawing

The Powerball jackpot will inch closer to half a billion dollars after no one won the $414 million drawing on Saturday. Each match five victor automatically wins $2 million.

The $448 million drawing is the largest Powerball jackpot of 2019 so far, and the 11th-largest Powerball jackpot on record.

Tickets can be purchased until Saturday evening and cost $2 each. The winning $1.5 billion Mega Millions jackpot victor didn't come forward for more than four months until recently in SC. Players are tasked with picking six numbers from two different number pools; the first five are from one pool and the final Powerball number is from a separate pool.

The next drawing will be on Wednesday, March 13.

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Powerball is held in 44 states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.

The person, from SC, chose to remain anonymous and took the cash option of a one-time payment of $877,784,124. If there is no jackpot victor, the amount grows larger for the next drawing.

They have chosen to remain anonymous. The winning numbers are updated on the Powerball website shortly after the numbers are drawn.



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