Powerball jackpot hits $435 million before Saturday's drawing

Jackie Newman
June 9, 2017

Still, it doesn't rival the record Powerball jackpocket that was worth almost $1.6 billion in January 2016 and split among three winners. Prior to the drawing, the jackpot was predicted to be $375 million, but that number was increased by over $5 million at the time of the drawing.

The deadline to purchase tickets for Saturday night's drawing is 10:00 p.m. Numbers will be drawn at 10:59 p.m. ET. If there is no jackpot victor, the money in the jackpot pool rolls over to the next POWERBALL drawing. No ticket sold in the state matched five numbers.

It's time again to start thinking about which private island you'll buy as the Powerball jackpot has grown to nearly half-a-billion dollars.

That's a question one person in MI could answer tonight if they are the sole victor of the Powerball jackpot.

The Florida Lottery sold 139,766 winning tickets in Wednesday's drawing.

In Michigan, one played matched four white balls and the Powerball to win $50,000.

Powerball is played in 44 states, plus Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Powerball officials said the jackpot prize has a cash value of $235.4 million and would be the 12 largest in the history of Powerball, which started in April 1992.

The Book of Odds by statistician Amram Shapiro pegs dying in a freak vending-machine accident at 1 in 112 million and dying from a shark attack at 1 in 250 million. Players may select their own numbers or let the terminal make the selection for them via a Quick Pick (QP) ticket.

How Many Numbers do you Need to Win on Powerball? The jackpot is now worth $435 million if a victor chooses an annuity payout, or $273.1 million cash if it's paid out in a lump sum. There were no grand prize winners but one lucky North Carolina victor used the Power Play and won $2 million.

That is worth $273.1 million cash.

The next Powerball drawing is this Saturday night.

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