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Saturday's Powerball jackpot climbs to $414 million

Powerball Jackpot Expected To Reach A Whopping Record-Breaking 1.5 Billion Dollars
Posted at 1:55 PM, Mar 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-09 16:55:57-05

(KGTV) — If you happen to lose an hour of sleep, perhaps $414 million could ease the pain?

Powerball fever is still griping the country, as Saturday night's jackpot climbs to $414 million. It's the largest Powerball jackpot of 2019 thus far, and the 16th highest Powerball ever offered.

The winning ticket matching all five numbers plus the Powerball will walk away with cash out prize of $247.9 million.

Your chances? One in 292.2 million. But then again, it only takes one ticket, right?

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Players have until 7 p.m. PST to purchase tickets.

If you do happen to win, just remember to claim your prize. Winners have 180 days to do so.

Winners won't be faulted should they choose to take their time. The winning $1.5 billion Mega Millions jackpot winner didn't come forward for more than four months until recently in South Carolina.

The winner chose the cash lump sum, for a one-time payment of $877,784,124. It's considered the largest payout to a single winner in U.S. history.

They have chosen to remain anonymous.