DES MOINES, Iowa — The eighth-largest lottery jackpot will likely be up for grabs when numbers are drawn for an estimated $700 million Powerball grand prize.
Nobody had matched all six numbers and received Powerball’s prime prize since Aug. 3, permitting Wednesday night time’s jackpot to slowly develop for an almost three months. In fact, the rationale nobody has received the large prize is as a result of the chances of hitting all of the numbers are so depressing, at one in 292.2 million.
The $700 million jackpot is for individuals who take an annuity choice, paid out yearly over 29 years. Winners practically at all times go for money, which for Wednesday’s drawing could be an estimated $335.7 million earlier than taxes.
The six numbers drawn Wednesday night time have been 19, 36, 37, 46, 56 and pink Powerball 24. It was not instantly clear if somebody had claimed the highest prize.
The largest lottery jackpot was a $1.586 billion Powerball prize that three ticket holders received in 2016.
Powerball is performed in 45 states in addition to Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.