Powerball jackpot jumps to $650 million after no one wins Saturday drawing

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) –  If you’re dreaming of winning the Powerball jackpot, dream on.

The winning numbers in Saturday’s drawing were: 17, 68, 19, 43, 39 and Powerball 13.  Nobody had the right combination.

That means the jackpot is now estimated at $650 million, with a cash payout of $411.7 million. The next drawing is on Aug. 23.

Before you get your hopes up too high, your odds of winning are about one in 229 million. Odds are, you’re more likely to be killed by an asteroid (1 in 700,000), hit by lightning while drowning (1 in 183 million) or give birth to quadruplets (1 in 729,000).

According to Scott A. Norris, an assistant professor of mathematics at Southern Methodist University you can slightly increase your chances by letting the computer pick your numbers.

Powerball is played in 44 states including Tennessee and Kentucky, as well as Washington D.C., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.



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