On Thursday, the lottery officials announced that someone had managed to win the grand prize of $435.3 million in Wednesday’s drawing, which means that the jackpot was reset to $40 million for Saturday’s drawing. There is no information on who the lucky winner might be, but we do know that Wednesday’s jackpot-winning ticket was sold in Indiana.
Here are the winning numbers from Saturday's drawing: 6, 32, 47, 62, 65. Red Powerball Power Number: 19. Power Play Number: 2.
Though no one managed to claim the grand prize on Saturday, a lucky player from Pennsylvania did manage to match all five white-ball numbers, winning $1 million. If that player had picked the Power Play option, their winnings would have been increased to $2 million.
As for the rest of the statistics, there were 537,952 winners in the drawing who won at least $4 each. There were 15,216 winners in Michigan alone. In total, three Michigan players managed to win $200 in the drawing, which also happens to be the largest individual prize won in the state.
If all of this information has got you motivated to try out the game for yourself, then that is great news! Jackpot Powerball can be played in 44 states, including Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and Washington DC. The players need to select five white-ball numbers from a pool of 69, and one red-ball number from a pool of 26. Each ticket costs $2.
The players don't seem to agree on what the universal strategy might be. Some like to go with their gut instinct, while others tend to choose those numbers that have some kind of personal meaning to them, such as birth dates and anniversary dates.
Your chances of winning the grand prize are one in 292 million.
You can watch the jackpot drawings live as they take place, or check the results online if you prefer.