The Powerball and Mega Millions jackpots are proving to be elusive for lottery players.
Coupled with the upcoming $850 million drawing Tuesday for the Mega Millions game, next week could see some lucrative paydays.
It is the highest total for a Powerball jackpot since March 2019, and the lack of a winner means the longest streak without a jackpot winner in the game now stands at 35 draws. The Powerball jackpot was last hit on Sept. 16, 2020, in New York.
Should someone win the Powerball jackpot on Wednesday, it would be the fourth-largest jackpot in the game’s history and the sixth-largest in U.S. lottery history, according to a news release.
The record for a Powerball jackpot is $1.586 billion, won Jan. 13, 2016, among players in California, Florida and Tennessee. The second-highest amount was $768.4 million, drawn March 27, 2019, in Wisconsin, while the No. 3 jackpot was worth $758.7 million, won Aug. 23, 2017, in Massachusetts.
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