Updated Oct 8, 2023 - Economy

Powerball jackpot climbs to $1.55 billion after no winner Saturday

 Forms to pick numbers for Powerball are on display in a store on October 04, 2023 in Miami, Florida.

The Powerball jackpot is the game's third-largest grand prize ever. Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

The largest Powerball jackpot of the year grew again after no one matched all of the numbers in Saturday night's drawing.

Driving the news: The jackpot for Monday’s drawing is an estimated $1.55 billion — with a cash value of $679.8 million — the nation's fourth-largest lottery prize ever.

Context: Bigger prizes — and fewer jackpot winners — have become the norm for the past few years after the two lotteries made the games harder to win and more enticing to play.

Winning Powerball numbers for Oct. 7 drawing

The winning numbers in Saturday's drawing were 47, 54, 57, 60 and 65 with a red Powerball of 19.

Did anyone win the Powerball Saturday?

The latest: Nobody matched all six numbers in Saturday's drawing, according to the Powerball website.

Powerball drawing time

Powerball drawings are held on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays.

  • Drawings are at 10:59pm ET and broadcast on the Powerball website and television stations across the country from the Florida Lottery draw studio in Tallahassee.

Powerball lottery: How to play

State of play: Lottery players can pick six numbers from two separate pools of numbers — five different numbers from 1 to 69 (the white balls) and one number from 1 to 26 for the red Powerball.

  • "Quick Pick" or "Easy Pick" tickets can also be purchased where numbers are selected automatically.

Powerball odds

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

  • The overall odds of winning a prize are 1 in 24.9.
  • The jackpot odds for Mega Millions are 1 in 303 million.

Yes, but: The odds of being struck by lightning in a year are less than one in a million, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Where to play Powerball

Powerball tickets are sold in 45 states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

  • Alabama, Alaska, Hawaii, Nevada and Utah do not participate in the lottery.

What time do Powerball ticket sales end?

The deadline to purchase tickets for Saturday's drawing varies by state because Powerball tickets are sold by individual lotteries.

  • The cut-off times are typically one to two hours before the drawing, according to Powerball.

Powerball ticket price and Power Play add-on

Powerball tickets are $2 per play but for an extra $1 per play you can add the Power Play feature to "multiply non-jackpot prizes by 2, 3, 4, 5 or 10 times."

  • The multiplier number is randomly selected just before each drawing.
  • The Match 5 prize with Power Play is always $2 million, Powerball said.
  • The 10X multiplier is only in play when the advertised jackpot annuity is $150 million or less, according to the lottery.

Editor's note: This article was updated with Saturday's Powerball numbers and the increased jackpot ahead of the Oct. 9 drawing.

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