Drawing nears for $700M Powerball prize, 10th biggest in US

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Another huge lottery jackpot will be on the line for players willing to put up $2 against daunting odds of actually winning the top prize.

The estimated $700 million Powerball jackpot up for grabs Saturday night is the 10th largest in U.S. lottery history and the latest in a string of huge lottery prizes.

The last time someone beat the odds of one in 292.2 million and won the Powerball jackpot was Nov. 19, 2022.

The $700 million estimate is for a winner who is paid through an annuity over 29 years.

Winners usually opt for cash, which for Saturday night’s drawing would be an estimated $375.7 million.

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