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$610 million up for grabs in Monday night Powerball jackpot drawing

(NEW YORK) — The Monday night Powerball prize rose to an estimated $610 million, giving players a chance at winning the eighth largest jackpot in the game’s history. The prize has a cash value of $292.6 million.

The game has had 34 drawings in a row without a winner. Saturday night’s Powerball prize had been an estimated $580 million, with a cash value of $278.2 million.

The Powerball jackpot was last won with a ticket in Pennsylvania, which won a $206.9 million jackpot on Aug. 3.

There have been a total of five Powerball jackpot winners this year.

Three winners in Saturday night’s drawing matched all five white balls to win $1 million, Powerball said. Those tickets were sold in New York, South Carolina and Texas.

The top winners from Wednesday night’s drawing include two tickets sold in Michigan and New Jersey that won $1 million each and a third ticket sold in New Jersey that won $2 million.

The overall odds of winning a prize are 1 in 24.9 million and the odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 292.2 million, according to a statement from Powerball.

The largest Powerball jackpot in the game’s history was $1.586 billion, won on Jan. 13, 2016. The winning tickets were sold in California, Florida and Tennessee.

Powerball tickets are sold in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, according to a Powerball website.

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