Thousands of tickets win prizes, but no Powerball jackpot hit

Raquel Nash
June 9, 2017

Saturday's Powerball Jackpot will be one of the largest in the game's history.

theLotter securely purchases its Jamaican clients' paper tickets for Powerball and Mega Millions in Portland, Oregon, where it established a large office after an overseas customer won $6.4 million in the Oregon Megabucks late 2015. Prior to the drawing, the jackpot was predicted to be $375 million, but that number was increased by over $5 million at the time of the drawing.

The next opportunity for Powerball players will be this Saturday at 9:59 p.m. Tickets for the Powerball begin at $2 per-ticket.

Powerball tickets, which have been sold in New Jersey since January 2010, cost $2 each.

The estimated jackpot is $380.6 million.

The jackpot was last hit April 1, when someone in Arizona who opted to remain anonymous hit a $60 million jackpot.

"It's exciting to see more Powerball players in our state winning big prizes", said Alice Garland, the lottery's executive director.

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

A single winning ticket with the cash prize option would be worth $273.1 million. Averitt beat the odds of 1 in 11,688,053 to win his prize! A $3 Power Play ticket wins $2 million.

But, actually winning Powerball, which means having all five numbers correct plus the Powerball? The others are worth $1 million apiece.

The next Powerball drawing is this Saturday night.

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