Powerball jackpot inches closer to a billion dollars, two tickets sold in Florida worth at least $1M

One $2 million & one $1 million winner in Florida for 3/23 drawing
Posted at 8:03 AM, Mar 25, 2019

The Powerball jackpot continues inching toward $1 billion as no one took home the jackpot Saturday night. The drawing on Wednesday, March 27, will be worth an estimated $750 million.

The latest numbers drawn for the jackpot were 24-25-52-60-66 with a Powerball of 5. Two tickets sold in Florida are worth at least $1 million dollars. One ticket matched all five white numbers, but not the powerball, and one ticket matched the same, but played the power play, which was 2x.

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If there had been a winner on Saturday, he or she would have officially taken home $638.8 million, the biggest jackpot of the year and the fourth-largest Powerball drawing of all-time.

As the number crept up to three-quarters of a billion dollars for Wednesday, it became the third-largest Powerball drawing of all-time and fourth-largest lottery drawing ever. It's possible, once the official total is known this week, it could creep past a $758.7 million drawing in August 2017 and become the third-largest drawing of all-time.

A lump-sum cash payout Wednesday will be worth $465.5 million.

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While no one claimed the big prize on Saturday, people in Wisconsin and Florida each took home the $2 million prize for matching all five white balls plus the Power Play, and winners in Florida, North Carolina, Illinois, North Dakota, New Hampshire, New York and South Carolina each won $1 million.

The jackpot keeps climbing, but your odds of winning stay the same in every single Powerball drawing. Whether it's the starting jackpot of $40 million or $1 billion, your chance to win remains 1 in 292.2 million, according to the Powerball site.