No Powerball victor last night, new jackpot estimated at $435M

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The jackpot for Saturday's Powerball drawing is an estimated $435 million, according to the Massachusetts State Lottery.

While there was no grand prize victor, four players matched all five white numbers drawn to win $1 million. The largest Powerball jackpot in history was won on January 13, 2016, and was a whopping $1.58 billion.

The next drawing will be held on Saturday at 10:59 p.m. Winners have 180 days from the date of the drawing to claim their prize. Matching all five regular numbers in any order and the red Powerball will win you the jackpot. On Aug. 15, 2012, Donald Lawson, of Lapeer, won a $337 million Powerball jackpot.

The most recent jackpot victor, who has not yet claimed the prize, came from the $60 million April 1 drawing, according to the Arizona Lottery.

The cash option for the jackpot is about $235 million.

The Powerball jackpot is now at an estimated $435 million.

The Florida Lottery sold 139,766 winning tickets in Wednesday's drawing.

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Powerball tickets are sold in 44 states, Washington D.C., U.S. Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico.

But if you are lucky enough to win, you'll have two options - take the full value that is paid in dozens of installments over several years or take the one-time lump sum, which is smaller than the actual jackpot at roughly $273.1 million.

The odds of a ticket hitting the jackpot are 292,201,338 to 1, officials said.

Purchasing the $1 Power Play option allows a victor to increase lower-tier prizes by a factor of 2, 3, 4 or 5, depending on the Power Play number drawn. There were three match five winners who won $1 million.

At Kroger at Marketplace Square Drive, people have also been buying tickets in hopes that they may have the winning numbers.

Are you going to play Powerball this Saturday?

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