The Halloween Powerball drawing offers the ultimate treat: an estimated jackpot of $1 billion
While hordes of children take to the streets to hunt down sugary treats this Halloween, it’s the adults who could be competing for the real treat: an estimated estimate. $1 billion Powerball jackpot.
After no lucky winner was able to hit the big prize in Saturday’s drawing, the jackpot topped $1 billion for just the second time in Powerball’s 30-year history, according to the lottery.
If no winner scores in Monday’s drawing, the jackpot will drop to an estimated $1.2 billion, which will be drawn Wednesday, according to Multi-State Lottery Association Board spokeswoman Anna Domoto . It would be the second largest prize in lottery history.
Lottery participants have been chased for 37 drawings in a row without a jackpot winner, Powerball said in a statement. The last grand prize was awarded to a ticket in Pennsylvania on August 3 for a pot of $206.9 million.
While no jackpot was guaranteed Saturday, six tickets won a $1 million prize, and a ticket sold in Florida won $2 million by including the Power Play feature, the Multi-State Lottery Association said.
To score the grand prize, players must have a ticket that matches all five white balls and the red Powerball. The record grand prize was won in 2016 with a jackpot of $1.586 billion.
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