December 8, 2023

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The shortage of Powerball jackpot winners displays the sport’s daunting odds of 1 in 292.2 million.

Powerball lottery tickets are displayed Oct. 4, 2023, in Surfside, Fla. An estimated $1.4 billion Powerball jackpot that has been rising since July is about to be on the road. Saturday evening’s jackpot is the world’s fifth-largest lottery prize after rolling over for 33 consecutive drawings. (AP Photograph/Wilfredo Lee, File) AP

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An estimated $1.4 billion Powerball jackpot that has been rising since July will probably be on the road Saturday evening.

The jackpot is the world’s fifth-largest lottery prize after rolling over for 33 consecutive drawings, for the reason that final time somebody claimed the highest prize on July 19. That streak trails the file of 41 attracts set in 2021 and 2022.

The shortage of Powerball jackpot winners displays the sport’s daunting odds of 1 in 292.2 million.

The $1.4 billion prize is for a sole winner who’s paid by way of an annuity, with annual checks over 30 years. Most jackpot winners go for money, which for Saturday evening’s drawing can be an estimated $614 million.

Powerball is performed in 45 states in addition to Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.