DES MOINES, Iowa — The Powerball jackpot grew to an estimated $747 million after no one beat the odds and won the jackpot in Saturday night’s drawing.
The numbers drawn were: 2, 8, 15, 19, 58 and Powerball 10.
The $747 million Powerball jackpot up for grabs Monday night is the ninth-biggest in US lottery history and the latest in a series of lottery grand prizes. Someone in Maine won a $1.35 billion Mega Millions prize less than three weeks ago and a California player won a record $2.04 billion Powerball jackpot last November.
The jackpots grow so big because the hard odds offer only a minuscule chance of matching all six numbers and winning the jackpot. That allows jackpot prizes, like Saturday night’s $700 million jackpot, to roll over and build for months.
The last time someone beat the odds of one in 292.2 million and won the Powerball jackpot was November 19, 2022.
The $747 million estimate is for a winner who is paid via an annuity over 29 years. Winners typically opt for cash, which for Monday night’s drawing would be $403.1 million.
Powerball is played in 45 states, as well as Washington, DC, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands.