The drawing of winning Powerball numbers does not yield a winner; lottery jackpot at $1.2B
There was no big deal from Halloween night’s Powerball drawing, as none of the tickets sold matched all six numbers.
The lack of a winner means Wednesday night’s next drawing will be for a massive $1.2 billion jackpot. That comes with a cash value of $596.7 million.
The Powerball numbers drawn Monday night for the estimated $1 billion prize are 13, 19, 36, 39, 59 and the Power Ball was 13. The Power Play was 3X.
If a player wins Wednesday’s jackpot, it will be the second largest jackpot in Powerball history.
There were 13 tickets sold with five numbers, but the Powerball number was missing. Two of each were sold in California, Florida, New York, Ohio and Texas and one in Indiana, Michigan, Oklahoma.
Although the first prize announced on Wednesday will be estimated at $1.2 billion, this is for winners who receive their winnings through an annuity paid over 29 years. Winners almost always opt for the cash, which for Wednesday night’s drawing will be an estimated $596 million.
The largest prize in Powerball history was $1.586 billion sold in January 2016 and shared by three winners in California, Florida and Tennessee.
The Powerball jackpot was last won with a ticket in Pennsylvania, which won a jackpot of $206.9 million on August 3.
The overall odds of winning a prize are 1 in 24.9. The odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 292.2 million, according to a Powerball statement.
Powerball tickets are $2 per game. Tickets are sold in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands. Ticket sales cut-off times vary by jurisdiction, but are typically one to two hours before the scheduled drawing.
Jackpot winners can choose to receive their prize as an annuity, paid in 30 payments over 39 years, or as a lump sum payment.
Powerball holds the world record for the largest jackpot set in 2016.
10 biggest Mega Millions, Powerball jackpots won in US lottery history
1. $1.586 billion, Powerball, January 13, 2016 (three tickets, from California, Florida, Tennessee)
2. $1.537 billion, Mega Millions, October 23, 2018 (one ticket, from South Carolina)
3. $1.337 billion, Mega Millions, July 29, 2022 (one ticket, from Illinois)
4. $1.05 billion, Mega Millions, January 22, 2021 (one ticket, from Michigan)
5. $768.4 million, Powerball, March 27, 2019 (one ticket, from Wisconsin)
6. $758.7 million, Powerball, August 23, 2017 (one ticket, from Massachusetts)
7. $731.1 million, Powerball, January 20, 2021 (one ticket, from Maryland)
8. $699.8 million, Powerball, October 4, 2021 (one ticket, from California)
9. $687.8 million, Powerball, October 27, 2018 (two tickets, from Iowa and New York)
10. $656 million, Mega Millions, March 30, 2012 (three tickets, from Kansas, Illinois and Maryland)
Keith Harden of the Associated Press and ABC News contributed to this report.
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