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Saturday’s Powerball jackpot will be the highest in the game’s history at $1.6 billion, likely to prompt a surge of new players with dreams of becoming an overnight billionaire.
Nobody has picked the winning numbers since August, which means the jackpot has increased to a record-breaking $1.6 billion prize, with a cash value of $782.4 million, according to the organizing body that operates the Powerball.
The last record was set in January 2016, when winners in California, Florida and Tennessee split the jackpot of $1.58 billion. Last year, a California player won nearly $700 million, said the Multi-State Lottery Assn. in a press release on Friday. The most recent Powerball winner purchased their ticket in August, winning $202 million in the state of Pennsylvania.
There have been 40 drawings since someone won the last jackpot, and if nobody wins the jackpot on Saturday it will tie the record for the longest run of drawings without a grand prize winner.
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