Powerball jackpot estimated at $625 million before Saturday drawing

Mega Millions lottery drawings are held Tuesdays and Fridays

Drawings are broadcast in Texas on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 10:12 p.m.

Each of the top four all-time highest jackpots passed the $600 million mark, and came in successive years. That makes it the fourth largest Powerball in history and the seventh largest in USA lottery history, according to a news release from the Multi-State Lottery Association. The record $1.586 billion prize was won in 2016 across three states: California, Florida and Tennessee.

The Powerball jackpot was last won by David Johnson, a 56-year-old supermarket worker from Brooklyn, New York. A player wins the jackpot by matching all six winning numbers in a drawing.

The odds of winning are 1 in 292.2 million.

Wisconsin has nabbed 16 jackpot wins since Powerball's inception in 1988.

Tonight's Powerball is expected to reach at least $625 million. Get your tickets and get the results right here on News24!* Download the News24 app via the Play or iTunes App stores and get a free alert moments after each Lotto draw with the winning numbers. Last is your shot at $4, which you could use to buy two more Powerball tickets if you wanted.

The drawing is set for 10:59 p.m.in Atlanta.

Mega Millions drawings are Tuesdays and Fridays and are offered in 44 states, Washington D.C. and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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