By Mackenzie Tatananni For Dailymail.Com 14:26 01 Oct 2023, updated 14:32 01 Oct 2023
- The jackpot has grown since July 20, as the Powerball has been drawn 30 times without a winner.
- There is a 1 in 292.2 million chance of winning the grand prize
- The largest US lottery jackpot in history was won by Californian Edwin Castro in November
California Lottery officials say the jackpot for Monday’s Powerball drawing will be an estimated $1.04 billion after no winner matched all six numbers in Saturday’s drawing.
The jackpot is worth an estimated $968.7 million.
If taken as a lump sum, it would have amounted to $441.4 million, although the amount would have been further cut because 25 percent was withheld by lottery officials.
The lucky numbers are 19, 30, 37, 44, 46. The red Powerball is 22.
Power Play, a bonus multiplier for most tickets sold nationwide, is 2x.
Since July 22, the Powerball has been drawn 30 times without a jackpot winner. The odds of hitting the grand prize are 1 in 292.2 million
Powerball is played in 45 states as well as Washington, DC, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands.
The holder of a ticket from the Palmitas Mini Market in Los Angeles scored the final jackpot, a whopping $1.08 billion jackpot, on July 20.
The state of California has an impressive track record, as the largest lottery jackpot is also won in the state.
Edwin Castro was just 31 years old when he picked the winning numbers for the $2.04 billion Powerball last November.
He chose a lump sum of $997.6 million, which was just over $1 billion.
The 31-year-old has since bought three mansions in California, the latest being a $47 million home sold by celebrity realtor Mauricio Umansky.
The property has seven bedrooms, 11 bathrooms, a koi pond and an infinity pool with sweeping views of Los Angeles.
This adds to his other residences in Bel Air and Altadena for a total value of nearly $76 million.
However, Castro’s life is not all roses, as the lottery winner is facing a lawsuit brought by a person who claims that the ticket was taken from him before the drawing.
The same month Castro was recognized — California state law requires winners to reveal their full names — a man named Jose Rivera filed a civil complaint in Alhambra Superior Court.
The lawsuit was filed against Castro, the California State Lottery Commission, the state of California and Urachi F. Romero, the man Rivera accused of stealing the ticket.
However, the California Lottery stands by its ‘screening process for big winners.’
‘The California Lottery remains confident that Edwin Castro is the rightful winner of the $2.04 billion prize resulting from the November 2022 Powerball drawing,’ a spokesperson said.
Monday’s Powerball drawing will be broadcast live on the lottery website at 10.59pm ET.