Powerball numbers are drawn and players await record-breaking jackpot results

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Numbers were drawn, but players were still waiting to announce a potential winner. record $1.6 Billion Powerball Jackpot Saturday Night.

The numbers drawn were 28, 45, 53, 56 and 69 for the white balls and 20 for the red Powerball.

It wasn’t immediately clear if there was a grand prize winner for the huge jackpot.

Jackpot winners are faced with the choice of being paid through an annuity that pays out money over 29 years or choosing cash. Nearly all of the winners will get cash, with an estimated $782.4 million in Saturday night’s drawing.

Any ticket has a 1 in 292.2 million chance of winning the Powerball jackpot. those long odds Three months passed without anyone matching all six balls.

The record jackpot just eclipsed the $1.586 billion peak won by three ticket holders in 2016.

powerball is play in 45 states So are Washington DC, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands.