DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The latest on Saturday’s Powerball drawing (all times local):
The winning numbers for the record $900 million Powerball jackpot are 32-16-19-57-34 and Powerball number 13.
The Multi-State Lottery Association announced the numbers live on television and on its website Saturday.
To win the jackpot, a ticket must have all six numbers correct. The first five can be in any order but the sixth must be the Powerball number.
Kelly Cripe, spokeswoman for the Texas lottery, says there’s no set amount of time to determine if there are winning tickets.
The odds to win are one in 292.2 million.
If no one wins, lottery officials expect the next drawing to be $1.3 billion.
Powerball is played in 44 states, the District of Columbia, U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.
Powerball lottery officials are expecting more than $400 million in ticket sales on Saturday alone thanks to the jackpot soaring to $900 million.
Gary Grief, executive director of the Texas Lottery and president of the multistate Powerball Lottery, says officials tallied $352 million in ticket sales on Friday.
If there’s no winner Saturday night, the jackpot rolls to an estimated $1.3 billion.
But Grief says the chances of no one hitting all five initial numbers and the Powerball number is growing slim because by the time sales close Saturday night, officials estimate around 75 percent of all possible combinations “will have been wagered on.”
A ticket costs $2.
The Powerball jackpot has increased to $900 million just hours before the drawing.
The drawing will be held at 10:59 p.m. EST Saturday.
Lottery officials say a winner would have the option of being paid $900 million through annual payments over 29 years or opting for a $558 million lump-sum cash payout.
Sales for the lottery game have skyrocketed since Wednesday, when no one won an estimated $500 million jackpot.
Officials say that if no one wins on Saturday, the next jackpot will be $1.3 billion.
With Powerball sales breaking records, the odds are growing that someone will win the $800 million jackpot.
But if no one matches all the numbers Saturday, the next drawing is expected to soar past $1 billion.
Officials with the Multi-State Lottery Association, which runs the Powerball game, expect about 65 percent of the possible number combinations to have been bought for Saturday night’s drawing.
That percentage could rise if the jackpot estimate is increased before the drawing. But even lottery officials say they don’t know what to expect.
Since Nov. 4, the Powerball jackpot has grown from its $40 million starting point as no one has won the jackpot.