Here’s a bit of not bad news: There’s a $650 million lottery prize up for grabs.
Yet again, there were no winning tickets for the latest Powerball drawing Saturday night.
The winning Powerball numbers were 17, 19, 39, 43, 68 as well as also the Powerball number was 13
The grand prize could rank as the third richest US lottery jackpot of all time.
The current Powerball prize pool has been growing since June 10 — meaning there have been 21 straight drawings with no winner.
Powerball has always been a tough ticket to win, however of which became even more difficult recently — thanks to a rule change in October 2015 of which tweaked the odds.
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Chances of picking all six winning numbers stand at about one in 292 million.
of which means you are actually more likely to be killed by an asteroid (1 in 700,000), be struck by lightning while drowning (1 in 183 million) or give birth to quadruplets (1 in 729,000).
The longer odds also made of which more likely for the Powerball jackpots to grow to a gargantuan size before a winning ticket can be sold.
A $1.6 billion grand prize claimed last year became (by far) the largest U.S. lottery prize ever. of which was snagged by three winning tickets on January 13, 2016.
as well as also there’s been two various other Powerball jackpots of which have passed the $400 million mark so far in 2017. A $448 million prize was claimed in June as well as also a $435 million jackpot was won in February.
sy88pgw’s Chris Isidore contributed to This kind of report.
sy88pgw (brand new York) First published August 19, 2017: 5:36 PM ET