Powerball: Jackpot soars to $638 million

Numbers were drawn, but there were no grand prize winners for Saturday’s Powerball jackpot, which has now climbed to an estimated $638 million. There has not been a winner since July 19, or in 25 consecutive drawings, lottery officials said.

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The numbers drawn Saturday were 8-11-19-24-46 and the Powerball was 5. The multiplier was 2X.

Jackpot climbs to $638 million

Update 12:05 a.m. EDT Sept. 17: There were no winners on Saturday, so Monday’s drawing will be worth an estimated $638 million.

If someone should win on Monday they have two options: An annuity, in which the winner receives one immediate payment followed by 29 annual payments that increase by 5% each year; or the lump sum option. Choosing the second option will make the cash value amount approximately $304.2 million before taxes.

While there was not a jackpot winner, two $1 million tickets were sold — one in Arizona, and one in Washington. The ticketholders got five numbers correct but did not get the Powerball number.

Original report: If someone wins Saturday’s jackpot, they will have two options: An annuity, in which the winner receives one immediate payment followed by 29 annual payments that increase by 5% each year; or the lump sum option. Choosing the second option will make the cash value amount approximately $284.2 million before taxes.

The last time someone won the Powerball jackpot was on July 19, when a $1.08 billion ticket was sold in California. That was the third-largest Powerball jackpot in the promotion’s history, lottery officials said.

Drawings are held every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday. Tickets, which cost $2 per play, are sold in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

The odds of winning the grand prize are 1 in 292.2 million.

2023 Powerball jackpots won

  • Feb. 6 — $754.6 million — Washington
  • March 4 — $162.6 million — Virginia
  • April 19 — $252.6 million — Ohio
  • July 19 — $1.08 billion — California
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