Powerball jackpot to reach record-setting prize of over $1 Billion



This article was updated Jan. 11. 

By Scott Bolthouse
Hub Editor

If your 2016 New Year resolution is to become a multi-millionaire overnight, there is still time to fulfill the dream.

Saturday night’s record-setting jackpot of over $800 million yielded no winner, causing Wednesday evening’s drawing to swell to over $1.3 billion.  FullSizeRender 4

That is a record setting amount, according to the lottery, which states on its website that the actual cash payout would be over $800 million.

The odds of winning the grand prize, according to the lottery, is one in 292,201,338. In contrast, the odds of winning $4 is just one in 38.

Saturday’s winning numbers were 16, 19, 32, 34, 57 and 13.



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