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$800 million Powerball jackpot up for grabs Monday night

CNN  —  Powerball players will be vying for a colossal $800 million jackpot Monday night – the second time the prize has swelled so large this year. The Powerball jackpot was last won on January 1 by a ticket in Michigan with an estimated $842.4 million prize. A woman fills out a Mega Millions lottery ticket on October 19, 2018 in New York City. - The Mega Millions jackpot is currently up to $970 million. (Photo by ANGELA WEISS / AFP) (Photo credit should read ANGELA WEISS/AFP via Getty Images) Angela Weiss/AFP/Getty Images Related article Mega Millions jackpot climbs to an estimated $1.1 billion after no grand prize winner Friday If the prize is won Monday it would be the sixth-largest in the game’s history. A winner would have the option of receiving an estimated $800 million in annual payments or a lump sum payment of $384.8 million – both before taxes, according to Powerball. There have been 35 consecutive drawings with no grand prize winner. The odds of winning any prize are 1 in 24.9, but the odds of snagging the jackpot are 1 in 292.2 million, according to the lottery. Monday night’s Powerball drawing will be held at 10:59 p.m. ET. No luck in Monday night’s drawing? Try again Tuesday for an even bigger $1.1 billion Mega Millions jackpot.