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Powerball jackpot rolls over to $550 million

Next drawing is Jan. 13

PEMBROKE PARK, Fla. – The Powerball jackpot rolled over to $550 million Saturday night when there was no grand prize winner. Players now get another chance to get that prize worth half of a $1 billion, which is the highest since March of 2019. If someone wins, it will be the 10th largest prize in the game’s history.

Powerball numbers will be drawn Jan. 13.

Odds of winning? 1 in 292 million. According to lottery officials, however, about about one in every 25 plays will win something, even if it is $4.

The last big Powerball jackpot was in March of 2019 when $768.4 million was won in Wisconsin.

And if you don’t win the Powerball, you have another chance for a jumbo jackpot in a few days. No one picked all of Friday night’s winning numbers, so that jackpot has reached $600 million, for only the fourth time in that game’s history.

The jackpot was last won on Sept. 15. That drawing is Tuesday night.

Powerball was introduced in January of 2009 with an estimated $105 million jackpot, while Mega Millions had its first drawing on May 17, 2013, with the win estimated at $190 million.

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Michelle Solomon

Michelle F. Solomon is the podcast producer/reporter/host of Local 10’s original, true crime podcast The Florida Files and a digital journalist for Local 10.com.

There's still time to get a Powerball ticket for a jackpot worth almost half of a $1 billion dollars.