Powerball’s $635M Jackpot Biggest Lottery Prize Since January

DES MOINES, Iowa — Line up for those tickets -- tonight’s Powerball drawing is the largest in more than eight months.

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Saturday night’s drawing is for an estimated $635 million, according to lottery officials. There has not been a grand prize winner in 39 consecutive drawings, according to The Associated Press.

The last time a winner matched the six drawn numbers was on June 5, CNN reported. The jackpot has slowly grown from $20 million to its current level. The largest Powerball jackpot before this one was $731.1 million, which was won on Jan. 20, according to the AP.

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Saturday’s grand prize would be the 10th largest U.S. lottery jackpot ever won, according to the AP.

If a winning ticket is sold for Saturday’s drawing, the huge jackpot would be the sixth-largest in Powerball history, CNN reported.

The $635 million total is for winners who prefer to be paid through an annuity that spans 29 years. Winners who prefer the lump-sum cash option would win approximately $450 million before taxes, according to the Powerball website.

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

In August, Powerball added a third drawing -- on Mondays -- to its weekly schedule, which includes Wednesday and Saturday drawings. The odds of winning the grand prize are 1 in 292 million.

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