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Powerball jackpot escapes again, reaches astronomical $900,000,000. Who will claim the ultimate prize?

ByPaurush Omar
Jul 16, 2023 10:14 PM IST

Powerball jackpot has reached a staggering $900 mn after no winner was declared in Saturday's drawing. The prize is now the third largest in Powerball history

As the Powerball drawing took place on Saturday night, eager participants held their breath in hopes of securing the massive jackpot. However, the winning combination remained elusive, pushing the prize money to an astonishing $900 million. With no lucky ticket matching the numbers 2, 9, 43, 55, 57, and the red Powerball 18, the anticipation grows as the jackpot continues to climb.

The Powerball jackpot soared to an estimated $900 million after no winning ticket was drawn on Saturday night.(AP)
The Powerball jackpot soared to an estimated $900 million after no winning ticket was drawn on Saturday night.(AP)

A Prize That Leaves Everyone Dreaming

The initial estimated jackpot for Saturday's drawing stood at an impressive $875 million, already making it one of the largest in Powerball history. Yet, the lack of a winner has propelled the prize to new heights, capturing the attention and imagination of millions across the nation.

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The upcoming Monday drawing presents two enticing options for the potential winner: they can either choose to receive the staggering $900 million in yearly increments or opt for a tempting lump sum of $465.1 million, before taxes.

The Power of Three

While no one claimed the grand jackpot, three lucky ticket holders were able to match all five white balls, securing themselves a generous prize of $1 million each. Among these fortunate winners, two hail from Texas, while one resides in Colorado. Although their fortunes may pale in comparison to the grand prize, their unexpected windfall is certainly cause for celebration.

Unrelenting Growth and Intense Anticipation

The Powerball jackpot will continue to soar until a winner finally emerges from the pool of eager participants. The allure of the game lies in its ability to generate enormous prizes by design. With odds as slim as 1 in 292.2 million, the game entices players with the dream of striking it rich and defying the statistical odds.

The current jackpot stands as the third largest in Powerball history and the seventh largest in the entire history of U.S. lotteries. The record-breaking jackpot of $2.04 billion, which captivated the nation in November, remains unparalleled in its magnitude.

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It has been quite some time since a Powerball jackpot was claimed. The last victorious player emerged on April 19, snatching a remarkable prize of nearly $253 million. Since then, the grand prize has remained elusive through 37 consecutive drawings, heightening the anticipation and excitement surrounding each new drawing.

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