(Reuters) – An approximated $455 million Powerball jackpot is up for grabs on Saturday evening, a single of the major in the multi-state U.S. lottery’s background, following 19 straight drawings unsuccessful to deliver a grand prize winner.
The odds of successful Saturday’s drawing, to be held at 10:59 p.m. ET (0259 GMT), are presently 1 in 292 million. A grand prize winner would have the selection of having the $455 million jackpot doled out over 29 many years, or having a a single-time, lump-sum payment of $269.4 million.
If no ticket matches the 6 quantities drawn in the lottery, the jackpot will roll over to the future drawing, on March 21.
The final Powerball drawing to deliver a jackpot winner was on Jan. 6, when a solitary ticket offered in New Hampshire received $559.7 million. The winner, who went beneath the title “Good Karma Household 2018,” selected the lump-sum dollars choice of $352 million.
Powerball’s jackpot hit a report $1.6 billion in January 2016, when three successful tickets were being offered in Florida, California and Tennessee.
Reporting by Andrew Hay Enhancing by Leslie Adler