The US Powerball jackpot rose to $1.9 billion ahead of Monday’s drawing, after no tickets were won in Saturday’s raffle.
Over the course of three months, no one was so lucky to get the biggest lottery prize in the world after 40 consecutive draws.
In Monday’s drawing, the odds are that one person out of 292.2 million participants will win, according to the prize’s organizers.
And it was decided to make the withdrawal process today, Monday, at 04:30 pm GMT.
“Like the rest of America and the world, I think we are all excited to reach the historic moment when the award is announced,” Drew Svetko, president of the Powerball product group, said in a statement.
The world’s largest lottery jackpot was worth $1.59 billion in 2016 and was distributed to three participants.
Although no one was declared the winner of Saturday’s raffle, there were 16 tickets that matched the five main numbers, with each holders winning $1 million. And in Kentucky, another $2 million ticket won. While 219 tickets across the United States won $50,000, while 51 tickets won $150,000.
Another Powerball prize was only 41 draws in a row without winning any of them. The raffle ended in 2021 with a ticket win in California with nearly $700 million.
It costs $2 to buy a Powerball lottery ticket.
The grand prize winner can choose between receiving its value in cash and in one go, or in annual installments over a period of 29 years. Most of the winners prefer to get the amount in one go.
The Powerball lottery has been organized since 1992, and is held in 45 out of 50 US states, including Washington, D.C., the US territory of Puerto Rico, as well as the Virgin Islands, the US Virgin Island.
The six numbers on the ticket must match the six numbers announced during the prize draw.
In the event that more than one person chooses the same six winning numbers in the drawing, they will share the value of the prize.
The last Powerball jackpot win was on the 3rd of last August. The value of the prize amounted to $206.9 million, and the winner chose to receive the prize money in cash and in one payment.
In July, a ticket in Illinois won $1.34 billion.