Since the last drawing didn't see a new winner emerge, the next drawing will be worth $359 million with a cash option of $219.6 million.
Here are the latest winning numbers: 16, 24, 28, 43, 61. Red Powerball Power Number: 21.
As usual, let's go over some statistics for this particular drawing. Though no one claimed the grand prize, one lucky player did match all five white-ball numbers, winning $1 million. This time around, as many as 1,182,508 players managed to win at least $4 each, which is quite a bit more than the typical 300,000 or so players. There were 40,032 winners in Michigan alone.
If you're interested in trying Jackpot Powerball, the game is offered in 44 states, including Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and Washington DC. In order to participate, players need to select five white-ball numbers (ranging from 1 to 69) and one red-ball number (ranging from 1 to 26). Participation isn't particularly expensive – a single ticket will cost you $2.
As for the winning strategy, it depends on who you ask. Some players like to pick numbers with some kind of meaning behind them, such as birth dates or anniversary dates. Others just pick them randomly. One helpful piece of data is the fact that most jackpots were won by using the numbers randomly generated by the computer, so if you have the option of taking advantage of that, you definitely should.
Jackpot Powerball drawings are scheduled to take place every Wednesday and Saturday at 10:59pm. The chances of hitting the big jackpot with a $2 ticket are exactly 1 in 292,201,338. You can watch jackpot drawings live as they happen, or you can check the results online.
Good luck to all the players! $359 million is enough to change almost anyone's life for the better, so if you weren't certain about playing Jackpot Powerball before, now is definitely the right time.