Powerball Jackpot Reaches $1.4 Billion

The Powerball jackpot has reached an estimated $1.4 billion, making it the third-largest jackpot in the game’s history and the fifth-largest in U.S. lottery history.

No ticket matched all six numbers in the Wednesday, October 4, drawing, so the jackpot continues to grow. The next drawing will be held on Saturday, October 7.

If someone wins the jackpot, they can choose to receive the prize as an annuity, paid out over 29 years, or as a lump sum payment of $643.7 million.

The odds of winning the Powerball jackpot are 1 in 292,201,338.

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Here are some other key takeaways from the article:

  • Three second-prize tickets were purchased with the Power Play option for an extra $1 per play, doubling their prizes to $2 million.
  • 94 tickets also won money by matching four white numbers and the Powerball, earning a prize of $50,000 each.
  • Of the 94 tickets, 13 players had chosen the Power Play option, doubling their prize money to $100,000 each.
  • 14 of the winning tickets were sold in California, where the prize for this draw was worth $17,500.

You can purchase Powerball tickets in person at gas stations, convenience stores, and grocery stores. Some airport terminals may also sell lottery tickets. You can also order tickets online through Jackpocket, the official digital lottery courier of the USA TODAY Network.

Good luck!