The winning numbers: 28-45-53-56-69 Powerball: 20 Power Play: 3x
The new jackpot tops the previous record prize of $1.586 billion won in 2016 by three Powerball players in California, Florida and Tennessee. Longtime players and first-timers alike flocked to buy tickets ahead of Saturday’s drawing, according to The Associated Press.
No one has hit all six numbers since Aug. 3. That’s 39 consecutive draws without a jackpot winner. The winless streak is due to the abysmal odds of winning: one in 292.2 million.
The longer the game goes without a grand prize winner, the larger the payout will grow.
The Powerball is played in 45 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. It costs $2 to play.
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