Drawing Held for $550-Million Powerball Jackpot, 8th Largest in Game’s History

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A whopping $550 million was up for grabs in Powerball drawing held on Wednesday night, but there were no winners.

The numbers drawn were 10, 14, 50, 53 and 63 with Powerball 21.

The jackpot hit the half-billion dollar mark after Saturday’s drawing yielded no grand-prize winner.

It was was the eighth largest jackpot in the game’s history, and the 11th largest in U.S. lottery history.

A single winner would have the option to take a one-time cash payment of an estimated $335 million, lottery officials said.

Still, players face steep odds to match all five numbers plus the Powerball. The odds of winning the jackpot are approximately 1 in 292,201,338, according to the game’s website.

That hasn’t even happened yet this year; the last time someone won the Powerball jackpot was on Dec. 26, 2018, with the winning ticket for the nearly $300-million prize having been purchased in New York.

The odds of matching five numbers and winning a $1 million are slightly better: 1 in 11,688,053.52.

In the last draw, three tickets scored prizes of $1 million or more, including one worth $2 million that was sold in North Dakota.


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