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Powerball Jackpot reaches $900 million, third-largest Powerball jackpot


Powerball says people nationwide will have the chance to win $900 million as the jackpot has gone up again after no one was able to match all six numbers in Saturday night's drawing.

That makes the new jackpot the third largest in the game's history and the seventh-largest U.S. lottery jackpot. ABC 17 News checked in with some Columbia stores to see how many tickets have been sold so far Monday.

At last check around 7 a.m., the Phillps 66 on North College Ave said they sold 14 tickets while the Phillps 66 on West Ash at the corner of Stadium Blvd said they sold 7 Powerball tickets so far.

To have the chance to win $900 million Monday night, Powerball says a ticket to play costs $2. Five numbers on the ticket between one and 69 will be picked for the white balls, then one number between one and 26 for the red Powerball will be chosen.

Players can choose the numbers themselves or let the lottery terminal randomly pick numbers for them.

Powerball says players can win a prize by matching the balls in 1 of 9 ways, but will need to match all five white balls and the red Powerball to win the jackpot. Top-winning tickets in Saturday's drawing included three tickets, one sold in Colorado and two in Texas, that matched all five white balls to win $1 million in prizes.

Jackpot winners can choose to receive their winnings in 30 payments over 29 years or opt for a lump-sum payment of a little over $465 million dollars before taxes, according to Powerball.

Powerball says the odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 292.2 million. The last jackpot winner was an Ohio ticket holder for the April 19th drawing who won nearly $253 million.

There have been 37 consecutive drawings since that Ohio ticket holder won. Powerball says you can watch the drawing at 9:59 p.m. CST.

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Joushua Blount

Joushua Blount hails from Cleveland, Ohio and has a bachelor’s degree in media communications from the University of Toledo. He also has a master’s degree from the University Of Alabama. Roll Tide!


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