The Powerball has sky rocketed from $535 Million to a massive $650 Million after no tickets matched all six numbers following Saturday night’s (August 19th 2017) drawing. The winning numbers were: 17, 19, 39, 43, 68 and Powerball 13.
If won, the jackpot prize of $650 million will be the second-highest win in the history of the Powerball. The $650 million annuity is worth $411.7 million in cash.
On June 10th, 2017, a California man hit it big with a $447.8 million win. The $650 Million Powerball prize pool has been growing since then as after 21 straight drawings, there has not been a powerball winner.
The gambling odds of winning the giant prize is one in 292.2 million. The Powerball lottery is played in 44 states as well as Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
The highest-ever Powerball jackpot win was nearly $1.6 billion in a January 2016’s draw which was split between three winning tickets. The last big New Jersey resident Powerball win was hit by the Smith family of 8 who split $429.6 million after claiming the winning ticket bought from a 7-Eleven in Trenton, NJ.