The Powerball jackpot moved closer to the half-billion mark after there were no winning tickets in Saturday night’s drawing.
The grand prize for the promotion is now at $480 million, lottery officials said.
Numbers in Saturday’s drawing were 32, 37, 40, 58 and 62, with a red Powerball of 15.
The next drawing is Monday, and the estimated lump-sum payout is $242.2 million.
It has been more than two months since someone won a Powerball jackpot, and Saturday night was the 31st consecutive drawing without a winner. The last Powerball jackpot was won on Aug. 3, when a ticket in Pennsylvania was worth $206.9 million, lottery officials said.
That was the fifth time this year that there was a winning Powerball ticket. The others were a $632.6 million winner on Jan. 5, which was split by winners in California and Wisconsin; a $185 million winner on Feb. 14 in Connecticut; a $473.1 million winner on April 27 in Arizona; and a $366.7 million winner on June 29 in Vermont.
Powerball tickets are sold in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Drawings are held on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays at 10:59 p.m. EST.
On Friday night, the Mega Millions jackpot featured a pair of winning tickets -- one in Fort Myers, Florida, and the other in San Jose, California. Originally set at $494 million, the final jackpot reached $502 million. If the winners take the lump sum option, they will split $252 million before taxes.
The overall odds of winning the Powerball jackpot are 1 in 292.2 million.
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