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March 26, 2024

The Powerball Jackpot Skyrockets to $800 Million: What You Need to Know

Clara Williams
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  • Key takeaway one: The Powerball jackpot has reached a staggering $800 million after no winners emerged from Saturday's drawing.
  • Key takeaway two: This marks 35 consecutive draws without a jackpot winner, with the last win recorded on New Year's Day in Michigan.
  • Key takeaway three: A potential winner choosing the lump-sum option for Monday's drawing would take home $384.8 million after taxes.

The anticipation is palpable as the Powerball jackpot for Monday's drawing has soared to an eye-watering $800 million, following a series of draws without a jackpot winner. The last person to claim the Powerball jackpot did so in Michigan, snagging a cool $842.4 million on New Year's Day. Since that win, the jackpot has eluded participants across 35 consecutive drawings, creating a buildup of excitement and anticipation (First reported by: Powerball).

The Powerball Jackpot Skyrockets to $800 Million: What You Need to Know

The Powerball numbers, a source of nationwide attention, are selected shortly after 11 p.m. ET on Wednesday. We'll keep you posted with the results from the upcoming drawing right here.

In the event of a winner from Monday's drawing who opts for the lump-sum payment, the prize is a life-changing $384.8 million post-taxes, as stated by the lottery.

Wednesday, March 25 Drawing Winning Numbers:

Stay tuned, as we will update this section with the winning numbers for Monday, March 25 as soon as they are made public.

The chance to dream big is brought to you by Jackpocket, the official digital lottery courier of the USA TODAY network.

For those looking to try their luck, a $2 Powerball ticket is your entry into the game. These can be acquired at your local convenience store, gas station, or grocery store. For a select few states, online purchases are also an option.

To enter, players choose six numbers: five white balls (ranging from 1 to 69) and one red Powerball (ranging from 1 to 26). For those aiming to boost their winning potential, the “Power Play” option, available for an additional $1, enhances non-jackpot prizes by 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X, or 10X.

For a hassle-free option, the "Quick Pick" allows a cashier to provide a player with a set of computer-generated numbers.

Drawings occur thrice a week: Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday nights. With each draw without a jackpot winner, the prize pot grows exponentially.

Tickets are widely available in person at various outlets including gas stations, convenience stores, and grocery stores. Lottery tickets are also sold in some airport terminals.

Online purchases are facilitated through Jackpocket, the official digital lottery courier of the USA TODAY Network, in select U.S. states and territories. This innovative app enables users to select their game and numbers, place orders, view their ticket, and claim winnings all from the convenience of their phone or computer.

Jackpocket, a beacon of modern lottery convenience, serves as the bridge between traditional lottery games and the digital age, ensuring that the thrill of the game is never more than a few clicks away. Remember, responsible gaming is crucial: must be 18+ to play, or 21+ in certain states.

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Clara "LottoLore" Williams, a Kiwi with a zest for numbers and narratives, dives deep into the thrilling world of lotteries. As a leading writer for LottoRank, her pieces resonate with enthusiasts, offering a harmonious blend of data, history, and human interest.

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