Next Powerball jackpot estimated at $1.2 billion after no ticket matches all winning numbers
The draw was made on Monday and the lucky seven numbers matched for the first time.
The third-largest jackpot in Nevada history had been worth $800 million before Monday’s drawing.
A single ticket matched all three numbers and the remaining matching numbers were pulled from the jackpot pool. The seven numbers that matched were: 13, 19, 22, 34, 43, 54 and 56.
The winning number was drawn again Sunday night and a man in a Las Vegas hotel told local media that he believed the ticket he purchased at a convenience store matched all 10 numbers and the other three numbers were pulled from the jackpot.
Officials said it was the 10th jackpot matching six and 10, which is the second-largest in casino history, and the second-largest in Nevada history. It was the 10th jackpot matching six and ten, which is the second-largest in Nevada history.
The seventh and final number was a five-number combination. As far as officials knew, that was the only combination of matching numbers that the ticket could have been bought with.
But if the man who purchased the winning ticket was correct, the jackpot has been doubled.
The jackpot had dropped to $800 million before drawing began on Monday and it now stands at $1.2 billion after the number was determined to be unmatched for all three numbers.
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The jackpot was won by a ticket purchased on Dec. 23 in the Las Vegas casino-hotel of Red Rock Resort & Casino. It was bought by a man in the hotel’s laundry room in room 217 and he was told by a security guard at the hotel that this was a one-in-a-million ticket.
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The man said the number on the ticket he purchased was not the winning number and that the tickets he had purchased before the draw were also winning tickets.
The Nevada Lottery said the jackpot was the first ever that was estimated to be more than $1 billion.
“When an estimated $1 billion is won in a lottery, that is an unprecedented amount of money. Nevada Lottery officials remain proud and amazed at the response