There was no Jackpot Powerball grand-prize winner this time around, which means that the jackpot has now increased to $198 million, with a cash option of $130.2 million.
These were the winning numbers for October 29th: 19, 20, 21, 42, 48. Red Powerball Power Number: 23. Power Play Number: 3.
Though no one managed to hit the jackpot, there were two players who each matched all five white-ball numbers. This earned them $1 million each. Picking the Power Play option would have increased their earnings to $2 million per player. The two winners purchased their tickets in the states of Louisiana and Georgia.
There were 682,526 players who managed to win at least $4 each. There were 19,773 winners in Michigan alone. Four players from Michigan won $300 each. That was the largest individual prize won in the state.
If you're interested in giving Jackpot Powerball a shot yourself, you'll be delighted to know that the game is offered in 44 states, including the Virgin Islands, Washington DC, and Puerto Rico. Players are tasked with having to select five white-ball numbers (from 1 to 69) and one red-ball number (from 1 to 26). Each ticket costs $2.
Currently, no single strategy is universally agreed upon. Certain players like to pick numbers that represent something special to them, such as anniversary dates or birth dates of their loved ones. Others simply go with the flow, choosing their numbers on the spot.
However, one certain strategy has proven to be the most consistent – letting the computer randomly pick the numbers if at all possible. As much as 75 percent of the jackpots were won this way.
You can check the results of the drawings online, or you can watch the jackpot drawings on the official stream.