$2 Million Powerball Winner in Knoxville

Jermaine Castillo
October 22, 2018

No one won the latest Mega Millions drawing, meaning the jackpot climbs to a staggering $1.6 billion.

Lines were forming Friday morning at gas stations and 7-11s across the 44 states, the federal capital Washington and the U.S. Virgin Islands where the lottery is held, with the draw to take place at 11:00 p.m. local time (0300 GMT).

At some point someone is going to win the lottery, aren't they?

The numbers were drawn for what was a $470 million dollar Powerball jackpot Saturday. If there is a victor, they will get the 13th largest payout in history.

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The Mega Millions lottery in the USA may see a streak of jackpot rollovers end as it heads towards a record $US1.6 billion ($2.2 billion).

The odds of winning the Powerball jackpot are 1 in 292 million.

Each Powerball ticket is $2.

In Florida and Tennessee, two people won $2 million, while seven others took home $1 million in seven other states including Indiana.

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You must match all five numbers plus the Mega number to win the grand prize.

For an additional $1 you can get a "Megaplier" ticket that will increase the amount of the smaller prizes, but not the grand prize.

Saturday's Powerball numbers are: 16-54-57-62-69 and Powerball: 23.

There were a few runner-up prizes handed out, including some $1 million winners in New Jersey and CT.

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It costs $2 to play the game, but the odds of winning the jackpot aren't good.

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