Powerball jackpot expected to grow to $483M ahead of New Year's Day drawing

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Posted at 7:49 AM, Dec 30, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-30 10:49:26-05

(CNS) - There were no tickets sold with all six numbers in the latest drawing of the multi-state Powerball lottery and the estimated jackpot for Saturday's drawing is expected to grow to $483 million.

One ticket with five numbers, but missing the Powerball number, was sold in Georgia and is worth $1 million, the Multi-State Lottery Association, which conducts the game, announced.

The numbers drawn Wednesday were 2, 6, 9, 33, 39 and the Powerball number was 11. The jackpot was $441 million.

The drawing was the 37th since a ticket with all six numbers was sold.

The odds of matching all five numbers and the Powerball number is 1 in about 293 million, according to the Multi-State Lottery Association. The overall chance of winning a prize is 1 in 24.87.

The Powerball game is played in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands.