Powerball jackpot now $550M; 2 winning Florida tickets worth $1M

Powerball jackpot now $550M; 2 winning Florida tickets worth $1M

Powerball jackpot now $550M; 2 winning Florida tickets worth $1M

No winning tickets were sold for the $460 million Powerball drawing.

The numbers were 2, 18, 37, 39, 42 and the Powerball number was 12. The odds of hitting the jackpot are 292,201,338 to 1.

The next Powerball drawing, set for Saturday night, January 6, will be worth more than half a billion dollars - $550 million to be exact.

It's the first time the jackpot has surpassed $400 million since the summer of 2016, when a lucky victor in IN won the $536 million prize, which was the largest prize ever awarded on a single ticket. Players have roughly a 1 in 11,688,053 chance to win the second prize of at least $1 million.

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Lottery players hit the Powerball jackpot seven times previous year.

The estimated totals are before any taxes are assessed.

Powerball and Mega Millions lottery tickets, Jan 3, 2018 in San Anselmo, Calif. The game is offered in 44 states, the Washington D.C., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

The largest Powerball jackpot was a $1.6 billion payout split among winners in California, Florida and Tennessee in January 2016.

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