Powerball Jackpot Reaches $421 Million

The Powerball drawing on Saturday, 23rd April, which had a jackpot of $400 million did not have any winner. The 45-state lottery is celebrating its 30th anniversary and its jackpot for the next drawing is now a whopping $421 million.

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The ticket sales for the Powerball began in 1992 on April 19thand the first drawing of the lottery was held on April 22nd, three days later.

The draw conducted on February 14th was the last time that the Powerball saw a winner when a single-ticket player hailing from Connecticut won $185.3 million.

Before that, two tickets had split a jackpot in January worth $632.6 million, which is the seventh-largest in history. The two ticket holders were from Wisconsin and California.

The largest Powerball jackpot was won back in 2016 when a whopping $1.59 was split between winners from Florida, California, and Tennessee.

Only five American states are the exception where the Powerball is not played, which are Alabama, Utah, Nevada, Hawaii, and Alaska.

They do not have state lotteries and gambling is completely banned in Utah and Hawaii. Powerball is also played in the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, and Washington D.C.

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The Powerball drawings are conducted three times in a week on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday. The drawing for the $421 million jackpot is scheduled for Monday, April 25th.

 

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