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Record-breaking $1.9 billion Powerball jackpot draws Monday

The largest Powerball® jackpot since the inception of the game reaches an estimated $1.9 billion for tonight’s drawing with an estimated cash value of $929.1 million.

This unprecedented jackpot will be the 41st Powerball drawing since the jackpot was last won on Aug. 3 in Pennsylvania. The jackpot will grow until at least one ticket matches all five numbers and the Powerball number.

Mississippi Lottery Corporation President Jeff Hewitt reminds players it only takes one ticket to win.

“It is very easy to get caught up in the excitement of such an incredible jackpot,” said Hewitt. “It’s very important to remember to play responsibly.”

Coverage of all possible combinations was estimated at 61.5% in the Saturday, Nov. 5, drawing. The Powerball numbers drawn on Saturday were 28-45-53-56-69, with a Powerball of 20. The Powerplay was 3.

Despite no jackpot winner from the drawing on Saturday, one Mississippi Lottery player won $50,000 by matching four out of five white balls and the Powerball. The winning ticket was purchased from Lee International Market on Division Street in Biloxi. The player did not select the Powerplay option, which was 3. Doing so would have tripled their win to $150,000.

Bob Bakken

Bob Bakken is the most recognized and most trusted name in DeSoto County news and sports reporting, as readers continue to express their appreciation for his accuracy and fairness in the stories he writes. Bob is also heard on 95.3 The Rebel twice a week with sports updates and high school football play-by-play broadcasts in the fall. A former newspaper editor and writer, his award-winning background also includes television news producing, sports media relations, and radio broadcasting.

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