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Virginia Lottery: Powerball jackpot climbs to an estimated $1 billion

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The jackpot for tonight’s Powerball lottery drawing has increased to an estimated $1 billion after strong ticket sales, according to the Virginia Lottery.

The jackpot was originally estimated at $975 million after there was no jackpot winner on Saturday night.

This is the largest jackpot in 2024.

Tonight’s drawing will be the 39th in the jackpot run.

Powerball tickets are $2 per play.

Tickets are sold in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Powerball drawings held every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday.

The overall odds of winning a prize are 1 in 24.9. The odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 292.2 million.

Crystal Graham

Crystal Graham

Crystal Abbe Graham is the regional editor of Augusta Free Press. A 1999 graduate of Virginia Tech, she has worked for nearly 25 years as a reporter and editor for several Virginia publications, written a book, and garnered more than a dozen Virginia Press Association awards for writing and graphic design. She was the co-host of "Viewpoints," a weekly TV news show, and co-host of Virginia Tonight, a nightly TV news show. Her work on "Virginia Tonight" earned her a national Telly award for excellence in television.