The jackpot for Wednesday’s Powerball drawing rose barely to $850 million, although odds are the additional $15 million wasn’t the deciding issue for a lot of ticket patrons.
The jackpot for the 11 p.m. drawing is the fourth-largest within the lottery’s 35-year historical past, in keeping with the Multi-State Lottery Affiliation, which helps coordinate it. The highest three, together with these gained in July, are price greater than $1 billion.
After nobody gained the jackpot on Monday, the worth of the jackpot was estimated at $835 million. Sport officers stated sturdy gross sales brought on the quantity to extend to $850 million.
The final time there was a jackpot winner was July 19, when somebody in California gained the $1.08 billion jackpot.
This was the third largest hit within the historical past of the sport. The best quantity ever was $2.04 billion in 2022, additionally by somebody who purchased the ticket in California; The second largest quantity was $1.586 billion gained in 2016, which was divided amongst three profitable tickets.
The percentages of profitable the jackpot are 1 in 292.2 million.