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Powerball $348 Million Jackpot Drawing Yields No Winner

Powerball $348 Million Jackpot Drawing Yields No Winner

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By    |   Thursday, 08 March 2018 11:10 AM

The Powerball winning numbers for the $348 million jackpot were revealed as 6, 13, 19, 36, and 51, with the Powerball number of 18 and a one-time cash option of $207 million, CBS News reported.

Lottery officials noted that there was no winner and the next drawing for the jackpot, which is estimated at $385 million, will take place on Saturday with tickets costing $2.

If a grand prize winner were to step up and claim Saturday's earning, it would mark the 15th highest pay-out made in the game's history of 25 years, according to Florida Today.

Tuesday's Mega Millions drawings produced no winners either, so the jackpot now moves on to Friday and sits at $290 million, The Daily Mail reported.

But what are the odds of winning the massive jackpot? CBS News says abysmal.

According to the news outlet, the chances are 1 in 258.9 million for the Mega Millions and 1 in 292.2 million for the Powerball, while the chances of winning both jackpots are one in 75 quadrillion.

However, Powerball Chairman Charlie McIntyre has different ideas.

"Your odds are just as good as anyone else," he told ABC News. "I've paid winners who bought one ticket. I've paid winners who bought 100 tickets. So it doesn't matter — you just have to have one ticket, at least. It's a completely random event."

McIntyre noted that he had paid winners from stores "that sold 10 tickets in a day ... and millions in a year, so it's completely random."

He added that "more play happens at the higher level, so your odds of sharing it are greater at the greater jackpot levels."

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The winning numbers for the Powerball $348 million jackpot were announced, yielding no winner Wednesday and bringing the jackpot to an estimated $385 million for Saturday's drawing.
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