Check your tickets! Powerball players have chance at $541 million jackpot
DES MOINES, Iowa — Press your luck! The winning numbers for the Saturday, August 19th Powerball drawing were 17, 68, 19, 43, 39, and Power Ball 13.
The numbers are for an estimated $541 million jackpot.
The prize has grown so large because no one has matched all six balls in more than two months, so the jackpot has grown after every drawing. The prize now ranks as the eighth largest in U.S. history.
The odds of winning the giant prize is one in 292.2 million.
Powerball is played in 44 states as well as Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
The $541 million jackpot is the annuity option, paid over 29 years. A winner who opts for a cash payout would get $340.1 million, minus taxes.