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$750 million Powerball jackpot Is The 4th Largest in U.S. History!
by Kristen Timbrook - The Oregon Herald
  Sunday October 28, 2018 - 3:04 AM
 
SALEM, Oregon - $750 million Powerball bucks. The largest jackpot is hot on the heels of Mega Millions' record jackpot win on Oct. 23.

The current $750 million Powerball jackpot is the fourth largest in U.S. history and third largest in Powerball game history.

The next Powerball drawing is Saturday at 7:59 p.m. Players can buy tickets up to 7 p.m.

Powerball Fast Facts

The Powerball jackpot for the Saturday, Oct. 27 drawing is an estimated $750 million; $428.6 million cash value. Graduated 30-year Annuity: starting at $17 million per year (after taxes) Cash option: $291.4 million (after taxes) This is the 4th largest jackpot in U.S. history and 3rd largest in Powerball game history In Oregon, for the Wednesday, Oct. 24 drawing: 34,288 winning tickets One $1 million winner – ticket sold in Portland (matching 5 numbers and not the power ball number) $1,222,194 in total prizes ranging from $1 million to $4 The Powerball jackpot was last hit in New York on Aug. 11. Since then, Powerball has had 21 drawings in a row without a jackpot winner. Saturday's drawing will be the 22nd draw in the current jackpot run. Since the Powerball jackpot was last hit on August 11, there have been more than 21.9 million winning tickets across all prize tiers, including 42 tickets that have won $1 million or more! Across all 47 Powerball lotteries, the current Powerball jackpot run (Aug. 15 – Oct. 24) has produced: 35 winning Match 5 tickets - $1 million 7 winning Match 5 + Power Play tickets - $2 million 21.9 million winning tickets across all prize tiers Powerball is made up of 47 lotteries (44 states, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands) Oregon Powerball jackpot winners: 1992 – Givens family of Eugene - $38.4 mil 1999 – Robin Powell of Beaverton - $33.8 mil 2005 – West & Chaney families of Medford - $340 mil 2006 – Dan Gannon of Milwaukie - $182.7 mil 2018 – Steve Nickell of Salem - $150.4 mil NOTE: For the $750 million Powerball drawing Saturday night, the King City Liquor Store does welcome the media. The store sold the winning $8.5 million Oregon's Game Megabucks ticket last week. Media outlets are welcome to do interviews, take B-roll or get photos before the draw break at 7 p.m. The store is located at 15745 SW 11th Ave., King City. You can reach the store at 503-620-5115.

Since the Oregon Lottery began selling tickets on April 25, 1985, it has earned more than $11 billion for economic development, public education, state parks and habitat restoration. For more information on the Oregon Lottery visit www.oregonlottery.org

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