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The Powerball jackpot jumps to $1.09 billion, the fourth-largest in history

The Powerball jackpot jumps to $1.09 billion, the fourth-largest in history

The $1 billion Powerball game is still up for grabs after no ticket matched all six numbers, triggering the lottery's shot at a $1.09 billion jackpot in Wednesday's drawing.

The winning numbers from Wednesday night's draw are: 11, 62, 65, 38, 41. Arsenal: 15.

Powerplay Multiplier: 3X.

This is the fourth-largest jackpot in the game's history, according to a Powerball press release.

A giant advertising banner for the lottery appears along Highway 101 as the US Powerball jackpot increases to $1.1 billion, in Belmont, San Mateo County, California, US on April 1, 2024. (Tayfun Coskun/Anadolu via Getty Images/Getty Images)

If a player wins the jackpot in Wednesday's drawing, he or she will have a choice between an annual prize of $1.09 billion or a lump sum of $527.3 million.

Both award options are pre-tax.

If the winner chooses the annuity option, they will receive one immediate payment followed by 29 annual payments that increase by five percent each year.

Lottery tickets

Models for picking Powerball numbers are displayed in a store on October 04, 2023 in Miami, Florida. Wednesday's Powerball drawing will have a jackpot of about $1.2 billion. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images/Getty Images)

There have been 39 consecutive drawings without a jackpot winner.

The Powerball jackpot was last won in January. December 1, 2024, with a ticket in Michigan that won a prize worth $842.4 million.

Powerball tickets are $2 per game. Tickets are sold out In 45 statesThe District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands.

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The total odds of winning the prize are 1 in 24.9. The odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 292.2 million.

Powerball drawings are It is broadcast live every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday from the Florida Lottery studio in Tallahassee and streamed live on Powerball.com.