Powerball jackpot jumps to $825 million for Saturday's drawing

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Friday, October 28, 2022
Powerball jackpot now sits at whopping $825 million prize
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The second largest prize in Powerball history is up for grabs ahead of Saturday's drawing.

NEW YORK (WABC) -- The Powerball jackpot for Saturday night's drawing now stands at an estimated $825 million, with a cash value of $410.2 Million.

It is the second largest Powerball jackpot ever.

The jackpot grew to $800 million after no one matched all six numbers in Wednesday night's drawing.

You can watch the Powerball drawing at 11 p.m. every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday, at abc7ny.com/lottery, and on our 24/7 streaming channel.

The game's top prize has been steadily increasing for nearly three months now, since August 3rd.

The reason no one has won the giant prize since August is simply because the odds of hitting all the numbers are so small: approximately one in 292.2 million.

But even if your ticket doesn't match all six jackpot-winning numbers, it could still win something - so check your numbers!

Winning $1 million tickets from Wednesday night's drawing were sold in Orange County, New York and Connecticut.

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The biggest lottery jackpot ever was a $1.586 billion Powerball prize that three ticket holders won in 2016.

Powerball is played in 45 states as well as Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Mega Millions is also streamed at abc7ny.com/lottery on Tuesday and Thursday at 11:00 p.m.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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