Saturday night’s Powerball jackpot was $1.4 billion, the third-largest prize in Powerball history.
Lottery players have the chance to win big tonight, with the Powerball jackpot rising to around $1.4 billion for Saturday’s drawing after there was no big winner on Wednesday.
The jackpot will have a cash value of approximately $614.0 million, according to the Powerball website. Winners can choose to receive their prize in a single lump sum payment or in 30 progressive payments over 29 years.
If a lucky player wins the grand prize, they will win the third-largest jackpot in the history of the game. The prize up for grabs on Saturday would also be the fifth-largest American lottery jackpot, according to Powerball.
But players shouldn’t get their hopes up too much: The odds of winning the jackpot are just 1 in 292,201,338.00, according to Powerball. The drawing will be broadcast live at 10:59 p.m. ET on Saturday.
Powerball hasn’t had a big winner since July 19, when a single ticket sold in California won a jackpot worth $1.08 billion.
Wednesday’s Powerball drawing was the 33rd in a row without a jackpot winner. The numbers were 9, 35, 54, 63, 64 and Powerball 1.
The largest Powerball jackpot ever recorded was a $2.04 billion prize, won by a lucky single ticket in November 2022.