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U.S. lottery jackpot hits $125 Million

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ublished on Friday, May 12, 2023


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There were no tickets sold with all six numbers in the latest drawing of the U.S. Powerball lottery and the estimated jackpot for Saturday’s drawing is expected to grow to $125 million.

According to the Multi-State Lottery Association, which conducts the game, there is a cash payment option of $67.2 million for the winner.

The numbers drawn previously on Wednesday were 21, 24, 33, 55, 69 and the Powerball number was 3. 

The odds of matching all five numbers and the Powerball number is 1 in about 293 million, according to the Lottery Association. The overall chance of winning a prize is 1 in 24.87.

A Powerball ticket costs $2 per play. In Idaho and Montana, Powerball is bundled with Power Play for a minimum purchase price of $3 per play.

Select five numbers between 1 and 69 for the white balls, then select one number between 1 and 26 for the red Powerball. Players can choose their numbers on a play slip or let the lottery terminal randomly pick the numbers.

Drawings are held every Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday at 10:59 pm ET at the Florida Lottery draw studio in Tallahassee. Watch the drawings live at PowerBall.com

The Powerball jackpot grows until it is won. Players win a prize by matching one of the 9 ways to win. The jackpot is won by matching all five white balls in any order and the red Powerball.

Jackpot winners may choose to receive their prize as an annuity, paid in 30 graduated payments over 29 years, or a lump-sum payment. Both advertised prize options are prior to federal and jurisdictional taxes.

The Powerball game is played in 45 of the U.S. States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Those living in the U.S. can play on the Powerball webpage.

While those living abroad in the U.S., from any nationality, can play Powerball or any of the other international lotteries on The Lotter website.


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