Players continue to lose, so the Powerball prize keeps growing.
On Saturday night, it happened once more when nobody matched all six numbers and took home the $825 million top prize.
A statement from Powerball indicates that the following drawing on Monday night will be for a staggering $1 billion.
The winning numbers on Saturday night were the red power ball 23, the white balls 19, 31, 40, 46, and 57.
The new prize will rank second in size in American history.
A $1.586 billion Powerball jackpot won by three ticket holders in 2016 was the most significant award.
Although the top prize is expected to be worth $1 billion, that amount only applies to winners who choose to receive their earnings as a 29-year annuity.
Cash, estimated at $497.3 million for Monday’s drawing, is what winners almost always choose.
Due to robust ticket sales, the $825 million prize for Saturday’s draw rose from $800 million on Friday, according to Powerball.
Players in the 30-year-old lottery who didn’t win the most recent grand prize shouldn’t throw their receipts away immediately.
A Florida ticket holder with all five matching white balls in the Saturday drawing upped the jackpot to $2 million using the “Power Play” option.
Six tickets, including two from California, Michigan, Maryland, and Texas, matched five white balls to win a reward of $1 million.
There were 80 winners of $50,000 apiece, and 17 additional tickets received $150,000.
According to Powerball, more than 3.8 million tickets won cash prizes worth more than $38 million.
Since a $206.9 million jackpot was won in Pennsylvania on August 3 by someone who correctly matched all six numbers, it has been over three months.
There hasn’t been a jackpot winner for 37 draws in a row, thanks to Powerball’s high odds of one in 292.2 million.