Powerball: The winning numbers have been drawn for an estimated $1.3 billion jackpot

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Forms for picking numbers for the Powerball are on display at a store in Miami, Florida on October 4, 2023.



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The winning numbers for the estimated $1.3 billion Powerball jackpot — the fourth-largest prize in lottery history — have been drawn.

Saturday's winning numbers are 44, 27, 52, 22, 69 and Powerball 9.

The drawing was delayed by hours, with Powerball saying “as a participatory lottery, additional time is required to complete the necessary pre-draw procedures.”

“According to the rules of the Powerball game, every ticket sold nationwide must be checked and verified against two different computer systems before the winning numbers are drawn. This is done to ensure that every ticket sold for the Powerball drawing is accounted for and has an equal chance of winning. Tonight, we have a jurisdiction, before -Additional time is required to complete the draw process,” Powerball said.

One lucky winner in Saturday night's Powerball drawing could receive a prize in annual payments or an estimated total of $608.9 million.

The jackpot jumped to $1.3 billion after no ticket matched all six numbers in Wednesday night's drawing, making it the fourth-largest jackpot in Powerball. It is the eighth-largest US lottery jackpot, worth more than $1.13 billion Mega Millions Jackpot Last week was a win in New Jersey.

The last jackpot, which was won three months ago, is one of the longest streaks in a game without a jackpot winner, according to Powerball.

On New Year's Day, a ticket in Michigan hit an $842.4 million jackpot. Since then, there have been 40 consecutive drawings without a jackpot winner, according to Powerball.

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If no one wins the big prize on Sunday, it will tie consecutive drawings without a jackpot winner. According to the lottery, only two Powerball jackpot runs have reached 41 drawings before the jackpot winner.

The largest Powerball jackpot — and largest US lottery prize — ever won $2.04 billion By ticket purchased in California in November 2022 according to the lottery. second through fourth place $1.765 billion (one ticket in California, 2023); $1.586 billion (three tickets, 2016); and $1.08 billion (per ticket in California, 2023).

Winning the Powerball jackpot is a ticket that matches five white balls and a red Powerball. According to the lottery, the odds of winning any prize in the Powerball drawing are 1 in 24.9, and the odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 292.2 million.

Powerball tickets cost $2 per play and are sold in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands. Drawings will be held on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays at 10:59 PM ET in Tallahassee, Florida.

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