Powerball jackpot up to $1.6 billion, new lottery record

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REST OF US. MATT: WE ARE ALL JUST BEAUTIFUL LOSERS. WE ARE SAD WE LOST, BUT THIS NUMBER IS 1.5 BILLION. BECAUSE WE ARE ALL LOSERS, THE JACKPOT KEEPS GETTING BIGGER. SATURDAY NIGHT’S POWERBALL DRAWING IS ESTIMATED TO BE THE THIRD — THIRD-LARGEST IN U.S. HISTORY, ONLY BEHIND THE 1.5 BILLION — 1.53 BILLION DOLLAR MEGA MILLIONS DRAWING AND A DRAWING BACK IN 2016. THE ODDS OF WINNING ARE NOT GOOD. IT IS ONE IN 292 MILLION. I HAVE BEEN THINKING ABOUT WHAT I WOULD DO IF I WON. A NEW CAR, BIGGER HOUSE, AND A SECOND HOUSE IN A WARMER CLIMATE BECAUSE I AM DONE SHOVELING SNOW IF I WIN THIS. ANTOINETTE: THOSE ARE ALL VERY GOOD IDEAS. I AM SURE YOU WILL HELP OTHER PEOPLE OUT GOT TOO. — OTHER PEOPLE OUT, TOO. WE WILL HA

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Powerball jackpot up to $1.6 billion, new lottery record

Strong sales boosted a Powerball jackpot to an estimated $1.6 billion on Friday, making it the largest lottery prize in history. A drawing will be held Saturday night for the Powerball prize, which hasn’t been won in more than three months. That string of 39 consecutive drawings without a winner is a reflection of the tough odds of winning a jackpot, at 1 in 292.2 million.The advertised jackpot is the prize for a winner who chooses an annuity, paid annually over 29 years. Almost all winners instead opt for the cash prize, which for Saturday night’s drawing would be an estimated $782.4 million.The new jackpot tops the previous record prize of $1.586 billion won in 2016 by three Powerball players in California, Florida and Tennessee.Powerball is played in 45 states, as well as Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Strong sales boosted a Powerball jackpot to an estimated $1.6 billion on Friday, making it the largest lottery prize in history.

A drawing will be held Saturday night for the Powerball prize, which hasn’t been won in more than three months. That string of 39 consecutive drawings without a winner is a reflection of the tough odds of winning a jackpot, at 1 in 292.2 million.

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The advertised jackpot is the prize for a winner who chooses an annuity, paid annually over 29 years. Almost all winners instead opt for the cash prize, which for Saturday night’s drawing would be an estimated $782.4 million.

The new jackpot tops the previous record prize of $1.586 billion won in 2016 by three Powerball players in California, Florida and Tennessee.

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

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