Only a day after a lucky player took down the Mega Millions grand prize worth $174 million, a new Jackpot Powerball winner emerges as well. The winning ticket was sold in Arizona.
For the rest of the players, this is bad news, because the pot will go down to $40 million with a cash option of $24.3 million.
In any case, here are the latest jackpot-winning numbers: 9, 32, 36, 44, 65. Red Powerball Power Number: 1.Power Play Number: 3
Let's look at some statistics for this drawing. Apart from getting a new grand-prize winner, a lucky player managed to get all five white-ball numbers right, earning $1 million. However, since that player opted against picking the Power Play option, their winnings will not be increased to $2 million. The winning ticket was sold in Florida.
There were 481,397 winners overall who won at least $4 each. There were 14,272 winners in Michigan alone. One lucky player from Michigan won $300, which also happens to be the highest individual prize won in the state.
If you're excited to try out Jackpot Powerball, the game is offered in 44 states, including Washington DC, the Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico. The players have to pick five white-ball numbers (from 1 to 69) and one red-ball number (from 1 to 26). Each ticket costs $2.
The Jackpot Powerball community doesn't seem be unanimous when it comes to choosing a winning strategy, but statistically speaking, you should let the computer randomly generate the numbers for you, since 75% of the jackpots were won this way. If you want to go with your gut instinct, that is fine as well.
You can tune in to watch the jackpot drawings live or simply check the results online later.