Update: California Lottery officials said late Saturday that no winner matched all six numbers in Saturday’s drawing. Officials said the jackpot for Monday’s drawing will be an estimated $1.04 billion.
It’s time again to check those Powerball tickets carefully because Saturday’s estimated jackpot is worth $968.7 million, according to California Lottery officials.
The winning numbers, drawn Saturday, Sept. 30, are 19, 30, 37, 44, 46; the Powerball is 22. The Power Play, a bonus multiplier for most tickets sold across the nation, was 2x.
The last Powerball jackpot, where all six numbers were matched, came July 19 when a ticket was sold in Los Angeles that was worth $1.08 billion. The grand prize has been building steam since July 22 — the Powerball has been drawn 30 times without a jackpot winner.
The odds of hitting the grand prize jackpot are 1 in 292.2 million.
The estimated $968.7 million jackpot Saturday would be worth $441.4 million in cash if taken in a lump sum, according to California Lottery officials.
That lump sum would be less after taxes — 25% is withheld by lottery officials with the winner responsible for the rest. Most states also tax state winnings, though 15 states including California, Florida and Texas do not.
Powerball is played in 45 states, as well as Washington, D.C.; Puerto Rico; and the U.S. Virgin Islands.