This time around, there were nine tickets that came pretty close to becoming jackpot winning, with only one number separating them from the grand prize. This means that the next Jackpot Powerball will be worth over $400 million with a cash option of $243.9 million.
Here are the latest jackpot-winning numbers: 3, 7, 9, 31, 33. Red Powerball Power Number: 20. Power Play Number: 3.
Let's go over the statistics for the latest drawing. Nine people will become $1 million richer as they matched all five white-ball numbers. These jackpot-winning tickets were sold in New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Texas, Rhode Island, Louisiana and New Jersey. As three of the players also picked the Power Play option, their total winnings will be increased to $2 million each. These tickets were sold in Texas, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island.
There were 1,650,396 people who managed to win at least $4 each. There were 53,167 winners in Michigan alone. Two tickets sold in Michigan matched four white-ball numbers and the Powerball, and their owners will become $50,000 richer. This also happens to be the largest individual prize won in the state.
If this has got you fired up to try the game yourself, we've got some great news for you: Jackpot Powerball is offered in 44 states, including Washington DC, the Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico. The players are tasked with having to pick five white-ball numbers (from 1 to 69) and one red-ball number (from 1 to 26). Each ticket costs $2.
When choosing the numbers, some people like to go with their gut, while others are inclined to follow a particular strategy that they believe is the most effective. Statistically speaking though, 75% of the jackpots were won by letting the computer pick the numbers.
Your chances of winning Jackpot Powerball are one in 292 million.
You can watch jackpot drawings live, or check the results online. Good luck!