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Powerball jackpot crosses billion-dollar mark for Monday drawing

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The Powerball jackpot has crossed the billion-dollar mark as the grand prize is now sitting at an estimated $1.04 billion.

The jackpot rolled Saturday night after no ticket matched all six numbers drawn – white balls 19, 30, 37, 44, 46, and red Powerball 22 with a PowerPlay of two.

Saturday’s drawing produced more than 2.5 million winning tickets across the country, including five tickets in FL, MD, MI, and PA that matched all five white balls to win $1 million prizes.

Two other tickets, sold in Indiana and North Carolina, matched all five white balls and won $2 million prizes by including PowerPlay. Other big wins from Saturday night include 55 tickets that won $50,000 prizes and nine tickets that won $100,000 prizes.

Now, the prize is ranked as the game’s second-largest jackpot this year and the fourth-largest jackpot in Powerball history.

The last record-breaking Powerball jackpot was won in California on July 19, with the overall prize totaling $1.08 billion — the game’s third jackpot to ever reach the billion-dollar mark.

The upcoming drawing on Monday night will be the 33rd in the current jackpot run following the last hit in July.

If a player wins the jackpot on Monday night, they will have the choice between an annuitized prize worth an estimated $1.04 million or a lump sum payment estimated at $478.2 million.

The odds of winning the jackpot are one in 292.2 million.

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