The Powerball lottery jackpot continues to climb after nobody matched all six numbers Wednesday making it the third-largest Powerball jackpot and fifth-largest U.S. lottery jackpot.
According to the Powerball website, the jackpot is worth an estimated $1.40 billion with a cash option of $614.0 million.
The winning numbers for Saturday night’s drawing were 47, 54, 57, 60, 65, and the Powerball is 19.
The Power Play was 3X.
“This has become another top-charting jackpot in the Powerball game, and we’ve had several factors align at the right time to be able to support back-to-back billion-dollar jackpots in a matter of months,” Drew Svitko, the Powerball Product Group Chair and Pennsylvania Lottery Executive Director, said on Friday.
“While dreaming about winning a billion-dollar Powerball jackpot is exciting, please remember to play responsibly and sign your ticket. We look forward to drawing the winning numbers tomorrow night!”
The previous Powerball jackpot totaled $1.08 billion and was claimed on July 19 by one person in California.
Drawings are held three times per week: every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday.
Powerball says overall odds of winning a prize are 1 in 24.9. The odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 292.2 million.
Powerball tickets are $2 per play and are sold in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.