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Winning a $1.326 billion Powerball ticket in Oregon

Winning a $1.326 billion Powerball ticket in Oregon

One Powerball ticket sold in Oregon matched all six numbers for the $1.326 billion jackpot after Saturday night's drawing was postponed due to “pre-drawing procedures,” Powerball said.

The winning numbers were the white balls 22, 27, 44, 52 and 69 and the red ball 9. Powerball said Saturday's jackpot had a cash value of $621 million.

The Multi-State Lottery Association announced late Saturday that the drawing for the $1.3 billion Powerball jackpot, which was scheduled to take place at 10:59 p.m. ET, has been delayed because one participating lottery needed additional time to complete the drawing procedures. Advance. The new drawing was made at 2:29 a.m. ET.

“Powerball rules require that every ticket sold nationwide be scanned and verified by two different computer systems before the winning numbers are drawn,” the league said in a statement. “Tonight, we have one jurisdiction that needs additional time to complete the advance withdrawal process.”

According to Powerball, Saturday night's drawing produced more than 4.5 million winning tickets, including seven tickets that matched all five white balls to win $1 million in prizes.

There have been 40 consecutive drawings since the last time someone won a Powerball jackpot on New Year's Day, when a single ticket in Michigan carried the jackpot numbers of $842.2 million.

The 41st drawing night on Saturday set a record for drawings that had previously been set twice in 2022 and 2021. The grand prize on Saturday was… The fourth largest Powerball game of all time The eighth largest in the history of the American lottery.

The jackpot, which ranks eighth in American lottery history, is made so large because the long odds of 1 in 292.2 million make it so difficult to win. This made it possible to renew the jackpot three times a week for several months.

The $1.3 billion prize is reserved for a single winner who is paid through an annual installment, with an initial payment and then 29 annual payments. Winners can also opt for a cash payout of $621 million.

Players win the jackpot by matching all five white balls and the red Powerball ball.

Powerball tickets are $2, and drawings are held on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays. Powerball is played in 45 states, as well as Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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