The jackpot last claimed was $285.6 million on June 5th
of saturday powerball The jackpot, with an estimated payout of $635 million, ranks among the ten largest pots in the history of drawing.
The drawing is scheduled for 11 a.m. ET, and the pot is the sixth largest in Powerball history, after 39 consecutive drawings without a grand-prize winner. After the previous total of $620 million, Powerball buyers increased as the drawing drew closer.
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With a payout of $635 million, the total is well below the record for the biggest Powerball jackpot in 2016 of $1.6 billion.
The last winning ticket to the jackpot, worth $285.6 million, hit June 5 and was purchased in Florida.
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Those entering the Powerball drawing – played in 45 states, as well as Washington, DC, the US Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico – have a 292.2 million chance of winning tonight’s jackpot.