World Record Jackpot Announced for Saturday Night Powerball Draw

Saturday night’s Powerball draw jackpot is now a world record – with an estimated jackpot of $1.6 billion after strong ticket sales.

The previous jackpots were a Powerball jackpot of $1.586 billion and a Mega Millions jackpot of $1.537.

Saturday’s draw will be the 40th Powerball draw since the jackpot was last won on August 3 in Pennsylvania.

If no one wins the jackpot in Saturday’s draw, it will tie the game’s record for the number of consecutive draws without a grand prize winner. The longest jackpot run in Powerball history ended on October 4, 2021, when a ticket in California won a jackpot of $699.8 million in the 41st draw.

Powerball tickets are $2 per game.

Tickets are sold in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands.

The Powerball draw will take place Saturday at 10:59 p.m. from the Florida Lottery Draw Studio in Tallahassee.

The drawings are streamed live online at Powerball.com

Proceeds from every Powerball ticket purchased in Virginia are donated to K-12 public education in the Commonwealth.

Powerball tickets can be purchased at over 5,300 Virginia Lottery retailers statewide or online at valottery.com.

You can also play Powerball using the Virginia Lottery app.

Prizes range from $2 all the way up to the jackpot. The odds of matching all six numbers to win the jackpot are 1 in 292,201,338. The odds of winning a prize are 1 in 25.

You must be at least 18 years old to play Virginia Lottery games.

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Christy J. Olson