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$1.6 Billion Powerball Jackpot Numbers Drawn

The Powerball numbers drawn Saturday night for the estimated $1.6 billion prize were 28, 45, 53, 56, 69 and the Powerball was 20. The Powerplay was 3X.

The Powerball jackpot reached an estimated $1.6 billion on Friday, making it the largest jackpot ever, lottery officials said.

The record jackpot has exploded after 39 consecutive draws failed to produce a grand prize winner, lottery officials said.

Saturday’s draw marked the 40th Powerball draw since the jackpot was last won in Pennsylvania on August 3. The cash value of Saturday’s jackpot is $782.4 million, according to the latest figures.

If a player’s lottery ticket matches all six numbers drawn on Saturday night, it will be the largest jackpot won in American lottery history – surpassing the previous world record-set Powerball jackpot of $1.586 billion in 2016 .

If no one wins Saturday’s jackpot, that would equal the game record for the number of draws in a row without a grand prize winner, Powerball said.

Although there was no jackpot winner in the final draw on Wednesday night, more than 7.2 million tickets won cash prizes totaling $74.9 million. The total chance of winning a prize is 1 in 24.9 according to Powerball.

Powerball Jackpot Key Facts

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The jackpot grows based on game sales and interest. But the odds of winning the grand prize remain the same — 1 in 292.2 million, Powerball said.

Jackpot winners can either withdraw the money immediately in cash or in 30 annual payments over 29 years. Both advertised pricing options exclude federal and jurisdiction taxes, Powerball said.

Tickets cost $2 and are sold in 45 US states, as well as Washington, DC, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands. According to Powerball, more than half of all proceeds remain in the jurisdiction where the ticket was purchased.

Powerball draws are broadcast live every Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday at 10:59 PM ET from the Florida Lottery drawing studio in Tallahassee. The drawings will also be livestreamed online at Powerball.com.

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