No Powerball jackpot winner means the next drawing is for $610 million


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ST. LOUIS, Mo. – The estimated Powerball jackpot for Wednesday’s drawing is now $610 million. No one hit the jackpot during Monday night’s drawing.

Strong sales across the country have pushed the Powerball jackpot even higher ahead of the Wednesday night drawing. Game leaders increased the jackpot estimate today from $575 million to $610 million. The jackpot ranks as the 7th largest in Powerball history. The jackpot has a cash value of $434.2 million.

The winning numbers in the Jan. 3 Powerball drawing are 02,13, 32, 33, 48, and Powerball 22. Players in Missouri have until 8:59 p.m. Wednesday night to buy a Powerball ticket for the next jackpot.

“It’s fun when our players get to dream and have a little fun with large jackpots, but we also want everyone to play responsibly,” writes May Scheve Reardon, executive director of the Missouri Lottery. “It only takes a single ticket to win, whether the jackpot is $20 million or half a billion.”

The last time the Powerball jackpot was this big was in October 2021 at $700 million. That win doesn’t hold a candle to the 2016 jackpot of 1.6 billion.

Your chances of winning are not great at one in 292.2 million. Here are five things more likely to happen:

  • Being killed by hornets, wasps or bees
  • Becoming president of the United States. Those odds are about 1 in 1 million.
  • Becoming a movie star:
  • Going to the emergency room with a pogo stick-related injury. Those odds are about 1 in 115,300, according to Deseret News.
  • Having conjoined twins. The odds of birthing conjoined twins are about 1 in 200,000, according to the University of Maryland Medical Center.

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