$975 Million Combined Jackpots For Mega Millions

The Powerball jackpot soared last night, inching closer to a historic $1 billion mark, though its growth was tempered by the Easter weekend.

Following a draw without a winner, Monday s jackpot now stands at an estimated $975 million, with a cash option of $471.7 million, likely to rise further by the draw.

Starting modestly at $20 million on January 3, the jackpot has grown through 38 consecutive drawings, setting the stage for potential record-breaking heights.

This $975 million jackpot ranks as the 5th largest in Powerball history and the 11th largest worldwide, with its cash value of $471.7 million also notable in lottery annals.

Factors such as Easter weekend sales trends may have influenced officials to hold back the estimate, a common practice in lottery forecasting.

Notably, the largest Powerball prize to date was a staggering $2 billion, claimed in California on Nov. 7, 2022, by Edwin Castro.

Anticipation grows as ticket sales surge ahead of Monday s draw, with updates on jackpot figures available from Lottery Post and USA Mega.

For those seeking the winning numbers post-draw, USA Mega provides swift updates at 10:59 pm Eastern Time, minutes after the numbers are drawn.