Powerball jackpot swells to $360M, third-largest prize ever - New York News

Powerball jackpot swells to $360 million, third-largest prize ever

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The Powerball lottery jackpot has swelled to $350 million after no tickets matched the winning numbers selected during Saturday's drawing, making it the third-largest Powerball prize of all-time. Saturday's winning numbers were 6-13-19-23-43 with 16 as the Powerball.

The jackpot for Saturday's drawing reached $270 million with a cash value of $175.8 million if taken as a lump sum, lottery officials said. It now stands at $350 million, or a $222.8 million cash value payment if taken immediately instead of a 29-year annuity.

Tickets for each game cost $2 and there's a 1 in 175.2 million chance that any ticket will win the grand prize. The overall odds of winning any prize, including $4 for selecting only the Powerball, are 1 in 31.85, Powerball officials say.

A $50 million jackpot was awarded to one lucky player on March 30, but the last major Powerball winner was Pedro Quezada, a 44-year-old New Jersey man who won $338 million on March 23. It marked the fourth-largest jackpot in Powerball history.

Back in August, Donald Lawson, a 44-year-old retired railroad engineer from Lapeer, Mich. won $337 million. At the fime, the jackpot was the game's third largest jackpot ever.

The largest Powerball jackpot of all time happened in November, when a $587.5 million prize was split by one couple in Missouri and another man in Arizona. Nebraska, meanwhile, still holds the record for the largest Powerball jackpot won on a single ticket - $365 million - by eight workers at a Lincoln meatpacking plant in February 2006.

Powerball is played in 42 states, Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Drawings are held every Wednesday and Saturday night at 10:59 p.m. Eastern Time in Florida. Five white balls are drawn from a drum of 59 before one red ball - the Powerball - is selected from a drum of 35 balls.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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