No one managed to hit the big prize once again, which means that the next Jackpot Powerball drawing will be worth at least $206 million with a cash option of $124.4 million.
Here are the latest jackpot-winning numbers: 12, 20, 39, 49, 69. Red Powerball Power number: 17. Power Play number: 2.
Though not a single player managed to claim the main prize, there were three players who matched all five white-ball numbers. These players will receive $1 million each. Since none of them picked the Power Play option, their winnings will remain at $1 million instead of being increased to $2 million. The winning tickets were sold in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Illinois.
There were 765,482 players who won at least $4 each. There were 21,721 winners in Michigan alone. Five players from Michigan won $200 in the drawing, which also happens to be the largest prize won in the state this time around.
If all of this has got you excited and wanting to try out the game for yourself, the great news is that you can play Jackpot Powerball in 44 states, including Washington DC, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. In order to participate, the players have to pick five white-ball numbers (ranging from 1 to 69) and one red-ball number (ranging from 1 to 26). Each ticket costs $2.
The players don't seem to agree on any particular winning strategy. Some of them like to pick their own numbers, often going with a combination that has some kind of emotional significance to them, and some let the computer pick the numbers for them. Statistically speaking, however, the latter option tends to be the recommended one, since 75% of the jackpots were won this way.
The odds of winning the grand prize are one in 292 million.
You can watch the jackpot drawings live, or check the results online if you prefer.