Will the $1.9 billion Powerball Jackpot Be Won on Monday?

Monday night could see the largest ever US lottery jackpot being won. On November 7, the Powerball jackpot will be a record-breaking $1.9 billion.

Saturday’s draw saw players attempting to win a $1.6 billion jackpot. That beat the previous highest jackpot of $1.586 billion that took place six years ago. Any player who chose main numbers below 28 just didn’t stand a chance of winning the top prize.

The numbers drawn were: 28-43-53-56-69 and the Powerball 20. Not since August 3 has the Powerball jackpot been won. There are three draws every week, but Monday’s draw will be the 41st since that last jackpot success. Another rollover will break the record for successive Powerball draws without the jackpot being won.

Drew Svitko is the Powerball Product Group Chair and commented: “Like the rest of America, and the world, I think we’re all eager to find out when this historic jackpot will eventually be won.”

There were some near-misses in Saturday’s Powerball draw. 16 tickets matched the five main balls, winning $1 million. One ticket sold in Kentucky won $2 million as they’d paid an extra dollar for the Power Play option and that doubled their win.

Whoever wins the Powerball jackpot has to choose how to receive their winnings. It can be paid in full as an annuity over 29 years. Alternatively, a one-off lump sum can be received and that’s currently $929.1 million. That amount is subject to both federal and state taxes.

Another lottery that has gone a lot longer without a jackpot win is the SuperEnalotto. Italy’s lottery hasn’t been won since May 2021. Saturday’s draw ended in yet another rollover and the November 8 draw will have a record top prize of €302.4 million.

There was success in Friday’s EuroMillions draw. A ticket sold in Pas-de-Calais in the north of France won the €160 million jackpot. It’s the seventh-largest EuroMillions win for France with the record being the €220 million won in October 2020.

It was announced this week that the next EuroMillions Superdraw will be held on December 2. That night will see the jackpot enhanced to €130 million.

The previous record SuperEnalotto jackpot win was €209 million, but with no jackpot cap or must-be-won draw, that has easily been surpassed. There are 90 balls to choose from and that’s why it is so difficult to win the jackpot.

October 25 saw a player come close when matching five numbers and the SuperStar, 833,305 Whoever does eventually win the SuperEnalotto jackpot will have to pay 20% tax on their winnings.