Powerball jackpot up to $435M, 10th largest in US history

Powerball jackpot up to $435M, 10th largest in US history

Powerball jackpot up to $435M, 10th largest in US history

A Powerball spokesman said it may take some time to determine whether someone won an estimated $435 million jackpot Saturday, the Associated Press reported.

Eastern Time (ET) drawing Saturday, it would be the 11th-largest jackpot in USA history, and the eighth-largest Powerball drawing.

Each $2 Powerball ticket includes five numbers from 1 to 69 and one Powerball number from 1 to 26.

There hasn't been a Powerball jackpot victor since April 1. Powerball is played in 44 states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Michigan Lottery spokesperson Jeff Holyfield tells us it's the eighth largest Powerball jackpot ever. The lump sum payment before taxes will be about $273 million.

It was not immediately clear if the California player was the sole grand prize victor or if other players also matched all the winning numbers.

The odds of a $2 ticket hitting the jackpot are 292,201,338 to 1.

With fewer winners, the jackpot has the chance to grow bigger week after week. The holders of three winning tickets split an approximately $1.59 billion prize.

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