Powerball jackpot grows to $975 million after no wins in March 30 drawing

No one matched all six numbers in Saturday night's Powerball drawing, sending the jackpot soaring to $975 million.

Numbers drawn: 12, 13, 33, 50, 52 and red Powerball 23.

No one has won the Powerball top prize since New Year's Day, 37 consecutive drawings without a jackpot winner. That streak without a winner approaches the record number of 41 consecutive draws, set twice in 2022 and 2021.

The game's long odds of 1 in 292.2 million make it a rare jackpot. By making it harder to get top prizes, jackpots can grow bigger and attract more sales.

The $975 million prize is for a single winner who chooses an annuity to be paid over 30 years. $471.7 million will be awarded to winners who choose cash. Prizes are subject to federal taxes, and many states tax lottery winnings.

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

The Frequency of big jackpots Both Powerball and Mega Millions have doubled ticket prices and reduced odds in recent years.

Last August, A winning ticket was sold Neptune, Florida, for a $1.6 billion jackpot, the largest in Mega Millions history and the third largest in lottery history. In February 2023, a winning ticket sold near Los Angeles claimed the $2.04 billion Powerball jackpot. The largest in lottery history.

Powerball is played in 45 states plus Washington, DC, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands. Powerball drawings are held every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday at 11pm.

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