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Powerball Jackpot Skyrockets to Estimated $900 Million after Another Drawing Ends without a Winner

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In the latest Powerball drawing held on Saturday night, luck eluded players once again as no one managed to match the winning combination of white balls: 2, 9, 43, 55, 57, and the red Powerball 18. The resulting jackpot has now soared to an impressive estimated amount of $900 million, after initially being projected at $875 million.

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For those eager to try their luck, the upcoming Monday drawing presents an opportunity to vie for the colossal jackpot. Winners will have the choice between receiving $900 million paid out in yearly increments or opting for a substantial one-time lump sum of $465.1 million (before taxes). Powerball released a statement early Sunday noting that this top prize ranks as the third largest in Powerball history and the seventh largest in the history of U.S. lotteries.

Although the grand prize remains unclaimed, there were still three fortunate ticket holders who matched all five white balls from Saturday’s drawing. These individuals are now eligible to claim a generous prize of $1 million each. Two of these winning tickets were sold in Texas, while the third was purchased in Colorado.

With no winner emerging yet, the Powerball jackpot will continue its ascent until someone finally hits the jackpot. This comes as no surprise considering the game’s intentionally low odds of 1 in 292.2 million, designed to create massive prizes and attract a larger pool of players. The highest Powerball jackpot ever recorded reached a staggering $2.04 billion in November.

The previous Powerball jackpot winner was crowned on April 19, taking home an impressive grand prize of nearly $253 million. Since then, the jackpot has remained elusive, leading to 37 consecutive drawings without a grand prize winner.

Powerball, a widely popular lottery game, is available in 45 states across the United States, as well as in Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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