No one wins again as the Powerball jackpot rises to $1 billion next week,

 No one wins again as the Powerball jackpot rises to $1 billion next week.

Customers pay for their groceries next to a lottery ticket display showing the jackpot amount Saturday, Oct. 29, in Prospect, Pa., Friday, Oct.  28, 2022 Powerball Lottery drawing on the market.

DES MOINES, Iowa - The Powerball jackpot keeps getting bigger because the players keep losing.

  It happened again on Saturday night as no one matched all six numbers and won an estimated $825 million prize.  That means Monday night's next drawing will be a whopping $1 billion, according to a Powerball statement.

  Saturday night winning numbers: white balls 19, 31, 40, 46, 57 and red power ball 23.

  The increased jackpot is the second largest in US history.  The biggest prize in 2016 was the $1.586 billion Powerball jackpot won by three ticket holders.

  The advertised top prize is approximately $1 billion, for winners who receive their winnings through an annuity paid out over 29 years.  The winner almost always picks the cash, which is an estimated $497.3 million for Monday's drawing.


Powerball said the $825 million jackpot for Saturday's drawing was up from $800 million Friday as a result of strong ticket sales.

  Players who lose the latest grand prize in the 30-year-old lottery should not immediately toss their receipts.

  A Florida ticket holder had all five white balls in Saturday's drawing and increased the prize to $2 million by adding the game's "power play" feature.  Six tickets won the $1 million prize by matching five white balls, including two in California, two in Michigan, one in Maryland and one in Texas.


  Another 17 tickets won the $150,000 prize while 80 won $50,000 each.  More than 3.8 million tickets won a total of more than $38 million in cash prizes, Powerball said.

  It's been nearly three months since someone hit all six numbers and claimed the lottery's top prize with a $206.9 million jackpot win in Pennsylvania on Aug. 3.  Thanks to Powerball's long odds at 292.2 million, there have now been 37 consecutive draws.  Without a jackpot winner.

  Powerball is played in 45 states, as well as in Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands.

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