This time around, a Jackpot Powerball winning ticket worth $421 million was purchased in Tennessee. According to the Jackpot Powerball officials, this prize money is one of the biggest on record.
As for the jackpot-winning numbers, they are: 17, 19, 21, 37, 44. Red Powerball Power Number: 16. Power Play Number: 2.
Currently, the prize remains unclaimed. The last time that someone managed to match all the numbers was on September 17th. Since then, the jackpot has kept on growing in size.
The prize money is paid out over 30 years, but in case the jackpot-winning player wants to take advantage of receiving a lump-sum payment, they would receive a total of $254.7 million immediately.
Let's look at the statistics of the latest drawing. Apart from the grand-prize winner, three different players managed to match all five white-ball numbers, winning $1 million each. The winning tickets were sold in North Carolina, Minnesota, and Pennsylvania. Since the North Carolina player picked the Power Play option as well, their winnings are increased to $2 million.
There were 1,844,033 players who managed to win at least $4 each. There were 63,826 winners in Michigan alone. There were eight $200 tickets sold in the area as well, with $200 being the largest prize won in the state.
In case you're interested in playing, the game is offered in 44 states, including Washington DC, the Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico. Each ticket costs $2, and the players have to pick five white-ball numbers (ranging from 1 to 69) and one red-ball number (ranging from 1 to 26).
The odds of winning the grand prize are exactly one in 292 million. You can watch the jackpot drawings live, or you can check the results online.