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Powerball jackpot climbs to $680 million – NBC Chicago

The Powerball jackpot reached around $680 million for Wednesday night’s draw, making it the seventh biggest prize in the game’s history.

No ticket matched the five numbers and the Powerball drawn on Monday night, which brought in $625 million. The numbers for the October 25 draw are 18-23-35-45-54 with a Powerball of 16.

The price of $680 million refers to the annuity option, paid over 29 years. Almost all of the big winners choose the cash option, which is currently estimated at $326.1 million. Either pricing option would also be subject to taxes.

The Powerball jackpot was last won on August 3, when a ticket in Pennsylvania won $206.9 million. Since then, the game has had 34 draws in a row without a grand prize winner. Wednesday’s draw will be the 36th jackpot draw.

The longer the game lasts without a grand prize winner, the higher the payout will increase.

Powerball is played in 45 states plus Washington, DC, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands. The odds of winning the jackpot is one in 292.2 million.

Draws take place every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday at 10:59 p.m. ET.

Do you think you have a chance of winning the lottery? Well, you do! But it’s a very, very small chance. Here are some things that are more likely to happen to you.

Top 10 Powerball Jackpots

1. $1.586 billion – January 13, 2016 – California, Florida, Tennessee

2. $768.4 million – March 27, 2019 – Wisconsin

3. $758.7 million – August 23, 2017 – Massachusetts

4. $731.1 million – January 20, 2021 – Maryland

5. $699.8 million – October 4, 2021 – California

6. $687.8 million – October 27, 2018 – Iowa, New York

7. $680 million (estimated) – October 26, 2022

8. $632.6 million – January 5, 2022 – California, Wisconsin

9. $590.5 million – May 18, 2013 – Florida

10. $587.5 million – November 28, 2012 – Arizona, Missouri

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