Des Moines, Iowa – The biggest lottery prize in more than eight months will be received in Saturday night’s Powerball drawing.
The Powerball jackpot has gradually climbed up to an estimated $635 million, thanks to 39 consecutive draws without a grand prize winner, a record streak for games starting June 5. There hasn’t been a bigger Powerball jackpot since winning the $731.1 million prize. on 20 January. Saturday’s grand prize will be the 10th largest US lottery jackpot ever won.
Since August 23, Powerball drawings have been held three times a week to increase interest and increase rewards more quickly. Images are held every Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday at 10:59 p.m. EDT.
Powerball tickets await players at the Cumberland Farms convenience store on May 10, 2004 in Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania.
However, one thing that hasn’t changed is the long odds of winning the jackpot – one in 292.2 million.
Estimated jackpot amount refers to winners who choose to pay through annuity over 29 years. Most winners prefer the cash option, which will cost an estimated $450 million before taxes for Saturday’s drawing.
Powerball is played in 45 states as well as Washington, DC, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands.