Powerball jackpot jumps to $975 million after another drawing without a big winner

DES MOINES, Iowa — The Powerball jackpot climbed to an estimated $975 million after no one matched the six numbers drawn on Saturday night, continuing a nearly three-month stretch without a big winner.

The winning numbers drawn were: 12, 13, 33, 50, 52 and the red Powerball 23.

No one has won Powerball’s top prize since New Year’s Day, when a ticket in Michigan netted $842.4 million, bringing to 38 the number of consecutive drawings without a jackpot winner. This winless streak is approaching the record of 41 consecutive draws, set twice in 2022 and 2021.

The $975 million prize is for one winner who chooses an annuity paid out over 30 years. A winner who opts for cash would receive $471.7 million. The prizes would be subject to federal taxes, and many states also tax lottery winnings.

As the prizes get bigger, the draws attract more ticket sales and the jackpots then become harder to win. The long odds for Saturday’s draw were 1 in 292.2 million.

Powerball is played in 45 states plus Washington, DC, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands.