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Record-breaking Powerball jackpot rises to $900 million

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The Powerball jackpot has grown to an estimated $900 million for Monday night’s drawing, with the grand prize currently ranking as the third-largest jackpot in the game’s history.

At this time, the prize — which is also the seventh-largest U.S. lottery jackpot — is sitting at an estimated cash value of $465.1 million.

The Powerball jackpot rolled Saturday night after no ticket matched all six numbers drawn – white balls 2, 9, 43, 55, 57, and red Powerball 18. The Power Play multiplier was 2X.

So far, there have been 37 consecutive drawings without a winner since the last jackpot was hit on April 19, when a ticket in Ohio matched all five white balls and the red Powerball to win a grand prize worth $252.6 million.

Even though there was no jackpot winner, the Mississippi Lottery Corporation is reminding players to check their tickets for one of the nine ways to win.

Nationwide, the Powerball drawing produced more than three million winning tickets, with players winning lower-tier cash prizes worth a combined $24.5 million.

Top-winning tickets in Saturday’s drawing include three tickets, sold in Colorado and Texas, that matched all five white balls to win $1 million prizes.

There were also 89 tickets that matched four of the five white balls and red Powerball, while 75 of the tickets won $50,000 prizes. The other 14 tickets included the Power Play option for an additional $1 per play and increased the $50,000 prize to $100,000.

The odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 292.2 million.

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