Powerball jackpot hits $625 million

Powerball jackpot hits $625 million

Lottery officials say the Powerball jackpot has ballooned to $750 million after no ticket matched all six numbers in the most recent drawing.

The Powerball numbers drawn Saturday night were 66, 52, 60, 24, 25 and a Powerball of 5.

The jackpot on Saturday would be the seventh-largest in US history, with an estimated lump sum payout of $380.6 million before taxes.

Sure, your odds of winning the grand prize are 1 in 292,201,338.

Powerball's largest jackpot winners include a $1.6 billion jackpot in January 2016 and a $758.7 million jackpot in August 2017.




The jackpot has been climbing since December 26 when a NY man won the $298.3 million grand prize.

Powerball also features prizes ranging from $4 to $1 million. The cash value is $380.6 million. So even before state taxes, you'd be down to $289.3 million.

Players still have plenty of time to purchase tickets for a chance to win the big jackpot. There are smaller prizes for tickets with fewer of the winning numbers.

The first five regular numbers, which are white balls, are drawn out of a drum with 69 balls; one Powerball, or red ball, is drawn from a separate drum with 26 balls. Next is your shot at $7. You'll get this if you match one white ball and the Powerball OR if you just match the Powerball. You'll win $7 if you either match three out of five of the white balls OR you match two white balls and the Powerball.

Mega Millions is played in 44 states, plus the District of Columbia and the Virgin Islands.

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