Feeling lucky? Hope so, because the latest Powerball drawing offers a huge jackpot that’s close to a quarter of a billion dollars.
Here are Saturday’s winning numbers:
05-43-56-62-68, Powerball: 24, PowerPlay: 2x
The estimated jackpot is $245.6 million. The lump sum payment before taxes would be about $147 million. If there is no jackpot winner, the amount grows larger for the next drawing.
The last big payout occurred when a single winning ticket worth $150.4 million sold in Oregon won on June 21.
Powerball is held in 44 states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.
A $2 ticket gives you a one in 292.2 million chance at joining the hall of Powerball champions.
The drawings are held at 10:59 p.m. Eastern Wednesdays and Saturdays. Deadline to purchase tickets is 9:45 p.m.