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Powerball jackpot could reach $2 billion by next drawing

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A two-dollar lottery ticket could be worth around two billion dollars, if it matches all the numbers in Monday night’s Powerball drawing.  Once again on Saturday, no player chose the six balls drawn for the record Powerball prize. 

The numbers for the drawing were: white balls 28, 45, 53, 56, 69 and red Powerball 20.  The Powerball game has not had a jackpot winner since early August.

The new $1.9 billion jackpot is for a winner who is paid through an annuity over 29 years. Winners of lottery jackpots usually prefer a lump sum of cash, which the Multi-State Lottery Association says would be $929.1 million for Monday’s drawing.

The odds of any given ticket winning the Powerball jackpot are 1 in 292.2 million.

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