Apr 3, 2024
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Drawing Nears For $1.09B Powerball Jackpot

Drawing Nears For $1.09B Powerball Jackpot

DES MOINES, Iowa (NEWSnet/AP) — An estimated $1.09 billion Powerball jackpot is up for grabs Wednesday night.

It  ranks as the ninth-largest in U.S. lottery history.

The Powerball jackpot amount has continued to climb since the most-recent winner on Jan. 1. Thirty-nine drawings have been held since.

Odds to win the top prize: 292-to-1.

Lottery officials note that thousands of people have won smaller prizes, which range from $2 to $2 million.

The $1.09 billion prize is for a sole winner who chooses to be paid through an annuity. Winners typically choose a cash option, which for this drawing is estimated at $527 million.

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