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Powerball jackpot swells to $810 million for New Year’s Day drawing

Ring in the New Year with a chance to bring home a load of cash!

Monday night’s Powerball jackpot drawing has ballooned to $810 million — the fifth largest in the game’s history, according to the lottery.

The one-time, lump sum cash payment now stands at $408.9 million. The drawing will be held at 10:59 p.m. ET.

The hefty jackpot has grown after 34 drawings went without a winner.

The odds of winning the jackpot is 1 in 292.2 million, the lottery estimates.

Although no one took home the last jackpot of 2023, five people won $1 million. The tickets were sold tickets in Colorado, New York, Ohio, South Carolina, and Tennessee. 

Two people from Texas and West Virginia won $2 million each, 67 won $50,000 prizes, and 20 won $200,000 prizes, according to the lottery.

The last jackpot was won on Oct. 11 for $1.765 billion in California. It was the largest prize of the year.


A Powerball ticket.
Tonight’s Powerball jackpot drawing is up to $810 million, with an estimated cash value of $408.9 million. The hefty jackpot has grown after 34 drawings went without a winner. dennizn – stock.adobe.com

It was sold at Midway Market & Liquors in Frazier Park, where the unidentified winner is believed to be a local who religiously played the lottery.

The biggest prize ever was won on Nov. 7, 2022 in California for $2.04 billion, according to the lottery.

Edwin Castro, 31, won the jackpot and took his friends on a luxury trip to Fiji with his earnings. Castro took home a life-changing $997.6 million after he chose the lump sum payment option.

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