$625 Million Powerball Jackpot Up for Grabs

$625 Million Powerball Jackpot Up for Grabs

The odds of winning the Powerball jackpot are 1:292.2 million.

At $625 million, the current Powerball jackpot is the fourth-largest Powerball prize in history.

Since the Powerball jackpot started growing in December, it has skyrocketed to three-quarters of a billion dollars.

The cash payout is $380.6 million, with taxes taken out. They both chose the cash option of about $198 million. A player wins the jackpot by matching all six winning numbers in a drawing.

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It is the seventh largest jackpot in US lottery history. About $91.3 million of that would go to federal taxes. Two other tickets, both from SC, matched all five white balls and utilized the Power Play option, doubling the winnings to $2 million.

Jackpot winners choose whether to receive 30 annual payments, each five percent higher than the last, or a lump-sum payment. Wisconsin residents have won $50,000 prizes in each of the past three drawings dating back to March 13. You'll get this if you match one white ball and the Powerball OR if you just match the Powerball. There are smaller prizes for tickets with fewer of the winning numbers.

Powerball is played in 44 states in the U.S., plus D.C., the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico.

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