Powerball jackpot: Top prize swells to record $1.9 billion as no one wins

A record Powerball jackpot became even larger Saturday night as the top prize grew to $1.9 billion after no one won the grand prize.

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The numbers for Saturday’s drawing were white balls 28, 45, 53, 56, 69 and red Powerball 20. The Power Play multiplier was 3X.

The next chance for someone to get lucky is Monday, and there is a good chance that the jackpot could surpass $2 billion.

If someone wins the $1.9 billion jackpot, they have the option to take the money through an annuity paid over 29 years. The lump-sum option would be $929.1 million, according to the California lottery website.

The last Powerball jackpot was won on Aug. 3, when a ticket in Pennsylvania was worth $206.9 million, lottery officials said.

Since then, there have been a record-tying 40 drawings without a winner. Saturday night tied the mark set on Oct. 4, 2021, when a ticket in California won a $699.8 million jackpot on the 41st drawing.

That was the fifth time this year there was a winning Powerball ticket. The others were a $632.6 million winner on Jan. 5, which was split by winners in California and Wisconsin; a $185 million winner on Feb. 14 in Connecticut; a $473.1 million winner on April 27 in Arizona; and a $366.7 million winner on June 29 in Vermont.

Powerball tickets are sold in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Drawings are held on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays at 10:59 p.m. ET.