It has been three months since a Powerball participant took residence the sport’s multimillion-dollar jackpot. Wednesday night time might see one other fortunate winner, with an estimated $750 million up for grabs. It is the fourth-largest lottery jackpot in U.S. historical past. 

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Lottery officers say the money worth for Wednesday’s jackpot, if taken as a lump sum as a substitute of unfold out over 29 years, is estimated at $465.5 million.

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Wednesday’s jackpot is simply shy of an enormous Mega Tens of millions jackpot of $878 million, which was the lump sum quantity claimed earlier this month by an nameless winner in South Carolina.

There was no winner within the $638.eight million Powerball jackpot Saturday. The profitable numbers drawn that night time have been 24, 25, 52, 60, 66 and Powerball quantity 5.

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Powerball jackpot $750 million
Jackson Mauvais sells Powerball tickets to a buyer on the Shell Gateway retailer on Wed., March 26, 2019, in Boynton Seashore, Fla. 

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How late are you able to play Powerball?

Gross sales minimize off not less than 59 minutes earlier than the drawing, in response to the Multi-State Lottery Fee. However cut-off occasions will be earlier relying on the state, so it is best to examine your state’s lottery fee. Wednesday’s drawing will happen at 10:59 p.m. ET.

Odds of profitable

The odds of profitable a jackpot stay abysmal at 1 in 302 million for Mega Tens of millions and 1 in 292.2 million for Powerball. You might be 25,000 occasions extra more likely to hit a hole-in-one than you’re of profitable a Powerball jackpot.

The place are you able to play Powerball?

Powerball is performed in 44 states, plus Washington, D.C., the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.

Who buys lotto tickets?

About two-thirds of People gamble. Final yr, they spent $72.97 billion on conventional lottery tickets, in response to Gallup.

On common, that is $206.69 per particular person. “Our obsession with lotteries, with playing, is that unicorn feeling of, like, ‘possibly it’s going to be me,'” CBS Information enterprise analyst Jill Schlesinger mentioned. She factors out that some individuals do not essentially play to win.

“They only wish to take a second out of their day to contemplate the way to dream massive,” Schlesinger mentioned.

The common American spends about $223 per yr on lottery tickets, in response to a survey from LENDedu. Massachusetts residents have the most important style for enjoying the chances, spending nearly $763 per yr on lottery tickets, the examine discovered. North Dakotans are on the alternative finish of the spectrum, spending about $44 per yr on the lottery, or the bottom common determine amongst residents of all 50 states.

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