There were no jackpot winners from the drawing that was held on December 3rd, and so Jackpot Powerball keeps on growing. The next drawing will take place on December 7th and will be worth $67 million with a cash option of $40.4 million.
Here are the latest winning numbers: 8, 10, 26, 27, 33. Red Powerball Power number: 22. Power Play number: 2.
As usual, let's go over the statistics. Four players matched all five white-ball numbers, winning $1 million each. Those winning tickets were sold in Louisiana, North Carolina, Georgia, and Pennsylvania. The player who bought the jackpot-winning ticket in Louisiana also picked the Power Play option, and so their winnings are increased from $1 million to $2 million.
In total, 510,213 players managed to win at least $4 each. There were 14,646 winners in Michigan alone who managed to win at least $4 each. Five Michigan players won $200, which happens to be the largest prize won in the state.
If you'd like to try playing Jackpot Powerball yourself, you will be delighted to know that the game is offered in 44 states, including Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and Washington DC. In order to participate, you have to pick five white-ball numbers (from 1 to 69) and one red-ball number (from 1 to 26). Each ticket costs $2.
Some players like to choose numbers with some kind of emotional significance (think birth dates or anniversary dates), while others prefer a more strategic approach that involves using computer-generated numbers. Most of the jackpots were won using the latter method (75%, in fact).
The chance of winning the jackpot is exactly one in 292 million.
You can watch the jackpot drawings live, but if you can't make it, you can always check the results online.