Once again, the Powerball jackpot is over $100 million, since no one managed to hit it big and win the $91 million grand prize. Currently, the jackpot is at $107 million with a cash option of $71.8 million, which is undoubtedly a life-changing amount of money for a lot of people.
Without any further ado, here are the winning numbers for October 8th drawing: 3, 54, 61, 64, 68. Red Powerball number: 9. Power Play number: 2.
As usual, let's dive further into the interesting bits and pieces of data for this drawing. Not only did no one manage to win the grand prize, but there was also not a single player who managed to match all five white-ball numbers. This means that there were no $1 million winners this time around.
All in all, 564,225 players managed to win at least $4 each. There were 16,328 winners in Michigan alone. One player from Michigan managed to match four white-ball numbers, winning them a respectable $50,000, which is also the largest prize won in the state. Congratulations!
If you'd like to try your hand at the game, you're welcome to play it in 44 states, including the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, and Washington DC. The players are tasked with having to select five white-ball numbers (1 to 69) and one red-ball number (1 to 26). Each ticket costs $2.
No strategy is universally agreed upon, so most of the players choose a number combination that's close to their heart, such as birth dates or anniversary dates. However, analysis has shown that most of the winning players attained their winnings by letting the computer choose the numbers, so that is definitely something to think about.
You can watch jackpot drawing live, or you can check the results online.