The estimated Powerball jackpot for the Saturday, November 5, drawing has increased to a world record-breaking prize of $1.6 billion, with an estimated cash option of $782.4 million, according to Rhode Island Lottery.

The Saturday night drawing will be the 40th Powerball drawing since the jackpot was last won on August 3 in Pennsylvania. Currently, the longest jackpot run in Powerball history is 41 drawings. That jackpot run ended on Oct. 4, 2021, with a $699.8 million winner in California.

Powerball tickets are $2.  Power Play can be added for an additional $1 and multiplies all non-jackpot prizes. Tickets may be purchased at any time, but only until 9:50 p.m. on drawing nights. Drawings are Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays at 10:59 p.m. on WPRI. 

According to Rhode Island Lottery, there was a $10,000 Mega Millions ticket sold from the November 2, 2022, drawing.  The winning ticket was purchased at Pick & Pay, 94 George Waterman Rd., Johnston.  This Rhode Island Lottery Retailer also sold a $250,000 winning Instant Ticket earlier this week.

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