US Powerball Jackpot Drawn For $768 Million, Third Largest In History

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The jackpot is now at $750 million. Some states are required by law to give the winner's name, residing city, and prize amount they won to any third party that requests the information, according to the Powerball website.

That means the drawing on Friday, Mar. 29 will be worth $75 million with a cash option of $46.6 million. In total, there were more than 3.7 million winning tickets across all prize tiers.

The jackpot surpassed the $600 million mark for the fourth time in history last week for the price of a $2 ticket, officials said.

Powerball drawings are held at 10:59 p.m.

There have only been three jackpots larger than the current one up for grabs, including the record $1.586 billion one in January 2016.

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In fact, there hasn't been a Powerball jackpot victor yet this year, with the last one coming in late December. Two tickets were sold in the south central region, and one ticket was sold in the north central region.

Powerball is played in all but six states, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.

No winning tickets were immediately announced.

The profit from every Powerball ticket bought in Virginia, like tickets from all other Virginia Lottery games, goes to K-12 public education in the Commonwealth.