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Powerball: Jackpot rises to $1.04B

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Powerball jackpot climbed to an estimated $1.04 billion after no players won the jackpot Saturday night, continuing more than two months of lottery futility.

The numbers drawn are: 19, 30, 37, 44, 46 and the red Powerball 22.

The jackpot for Monday night’s next draw remains world No. 1 9th Largest Lottery Prize ever.

The $1.04 billion jackpot is awarded to the sole winner who chooses to pay through annuity, issued for more than 30 years. Winners almost always choose the cash option, with the prize for Monday’s drawing estimated at $478.2 million.

These winnings will be subject to federal taxes, and many states also tax lottery winnings.

The reason why the jackpot became so big was because there were no winners in 30 consecutive draws. Backdated to July 19.Powerball’s terrible odds The 1 in 292.2 million jackpot is designed to generate huge jackpots that will keep rolling in until no one wins, making them bigger and bigger.

The biggest bonus is $2.04 billion Powerball Prize hit by a player in California in November 2022.

In most states, a Powerball ticket costs $2, and players can choose their own numbers or leave that task to the computer.

Powerball is played in 45 states as well as Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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