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Powerball jackpot reaches $1 billion ahead of Monday's drawing

This is the fifth-largest jackpot in the history of the game.

Person hands over a Powerball lottery ticket after purchase
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The Powerball jackpot is now expected to be $1 billion for the Monday night drawing.

The jackpot continued to grow after no one matched all six numbers on Saturday night.

THis is the fifth-largest jackpot in the history of the game.

“This is no April Fools’ Day joke, we have an advertised Powerball jackpot that’s hit $1 billion to kick off the month of April,” Powerball's Drew Svitko said in a press release. “This is an exciting time to play Powerball. Whether you’re a frequent or new player, please remember to keep the game fun by playing responsibly. It only takes one ticket to win.”

While there were no jackpot winners over the weekend, four lucky winners scored $1 million prizes from Saturday’s drawing. The winning tickets were sold in Illinois, Louisiana, Michigan and Pennsylvania.

The last time someone hit the Powerball jackpot was Jan. 1, when a lucky winner in Michigan rang in the New Year with a $842.4 million top prize.

The largest jackpot ever won in Powerball history was $2.04 billion, which was scored by a single ticketholder from California on Nov. 7, 2022.

Powerball tickets cost $2 each. Drawings happen every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday night. 

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