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Powerball jackpot nears $600 million for Saturday’s drawing

September 15, 2023 Posted by NC Lottery at 2:00 PM

The Powerball jackpot keeps getting bigger as it now stands at $596 million for Saturday’s drawing.

The jackpot increased by almost $50 million after nobody won the big prize in Wednesday’s drawing. A winner on Saturday night could claim the jackpot as a $596 million annuity or $288.2 million in cash.

The $596 million jackpot fell just short of landing in the top 10 largest Powerball jackpots of all time.

On Wednesday, one lucky $2 ticket in North Carolina matched four white balls and the red Powerball to win $50,000. The ticket was purchased at the Walmart on N.C. 24 in Cameron. On Monday, a $3 Power Play ticket purchased at the Quality Mart on South Sterling Street in Morganton matched four white balls and the red ball to win $50,000. The prize doubled to $100,000 when the 2X multiplier hit.

Powerball has gone 24 consecutive drawings without a jackpot winner. The Powerball jackpot was last hit in the July 19 drawing when a ticket in California won the $1.08 billion prize.

Players can buy Powerball tickets at any lottery retail location or through Online Play on the lottery’s website or the NC Lottery Official Mobile App. The odds of winning the Powerball jackpot are 1 in 292 million.


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9/17/2023 12:03 - shirley b.

NCEL 399 799 twice in August 899 twice in September. There has got to be another 9 amongst those balls. Waiting patiently!!!!NC Lottery
We're crossing our fingers for you, Shirley! Hope your favorite number hits soon!

9/16/2023 11:59 - shirley b.

NCEL what's up with all of this 899 twice. Got to be another 9 in those balls. lol

9/16/2023 02:19 - raymond g.

Good Lucknow!!!

9/15/2023 06:38 - Joe S.

I'll be playing for sure! :)

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