The Powerball jackpot is approaching half a billion, with no winner in the $ 414-million draw.


The Powerball jackpot will come close to half a billion dollars after nobody won the $ 414-million draw on Saturday.

The draw on Wednesday will be worth $ 448 million.

The numbers for Saturday's draw were 5-6-45-55-59 with a Powerball of 14.

Although there was no first place, one person in Puerto Rico won a $ 2 million prize and winners in Nebraska and Texas won $ 1 million.

The $ 448-million draw is the biggest Powerball jackpot of 2019 to date and the eleventh-largest powerball jackpot ever recorded.

The chances of winning? One out of 292.2 million.

PHOTO: A woman fills a Powerball ticket, May 30, 2006 in Raleigh, NcSher Stoneman / News and Observer / AP, FILE
A woman fills a Powerball ticket on May 30, 2006 in Raleigh, Nc

Whatever the winner, the lucky ticket holder will have 180 days to claim the jackpot.

But sometimes it takes months for someone to come forward and claim the prize. That 's what happened earlier this week when the single $ 1.5 billion Mega Millions jackpot winner from October 2018 won the award.

The person, originally from South Carolina, chose to remain anonymous and opted for a one-time payment of $ 877,784,124. The winner took so long to make himself known, the inhabitants of the industrial city where the ticket was sold supposed that he or she was dead.

The gain was the most important for a single winner in the history of the United States, officials said.

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