Powerball jackpot: Everything you need to know
Lottery jackpots are bigger than ever. Here’s how to win at both of these popular games. Indianapolis Star
The current estimated Powerball Jackpot at $620 million, with the cash value at $354.3 million (Photo: Matt Kryger/IndyStar) Buy Photo
Lottery fever is still in the air despite a single Mega Millions ticket claiming the second-highest lottery jackpot in the nation’s history Tuesday in South Carolina.
The winning ticket scored $1.537 billion dollars, with a cash option of $878 million. The winning numbers were 5, 28, 62, 65 and 70 and a Mega Ball of 5. The lucky winner has not yet come forward.
However, lottery hopefuls can still cash in on a Powerball jackpot worth more than a half a billion dollars.
Here’s everything you need to know about the latest Powerball drawing:
The Powerball numbers from the Wednesday Oct. 24 drawing were 3, 21, 45, 53 and 56. The Powerball was 22. The Power Play was 2.
Powerball results, payout
With no jackpot winners Wednesday night, the jackpot currently sits at $750 million with a cash option payout of $428.6 million.
When are Powerball draw days?
Powerball draws occur twice a week on every Wednesday and Saturday.
What time is the Powerball drawing?
Powerball drawings are televised in Indianapolis on Fox59 at 10:59 p.m. EDT.
Deadline to buy Powerball tickets
Powerball sales end at 9:58 p.m. EDT in Indiana. Check with your local state lottery for cut-off times.
How much a Powerball ticket costs
Powerball tickets are $2 apiece. Tack on the Power Play for $1 and your non-jackpot winnings could be multiplied up to five times. Players can multiply non-jackpot wins up to 10 times when the jackpot is $150 million or less.
How to play Powerball
Select six numbers from two separate pools of numbers. Choose five different numbers ranging from 1 to 69. Then, choose one number from 1 to 26 for the Powerball.
The there are nine ways to win, six of which require the correct Powerball. Players can match three, four or five numbers without the Powerball and also win.
Odds of winning Powerball
Approximately 1 in every 24.87 Powerball tickets sold are winners. The likelihood of winning the jackpot is 1 in 292,201,338.
Chris Sims is a digital producer at IndyStar. Follow him on Twitter: @ChrisFSims.Here are the Powerball numbers and results from the Wednesday, Oct. 24 drawing and more.
Powerball winning numbers for Saturday, Oct. 24
Is today your lucky day?
Here are the Powerball winning numbers for October 24, 2020.
18 – 20 – 27 – 45 – 65 and Powerball 6
Powerplay was 2x
The jackpot was an estimated $102 million with a cash option of $80.7 million, according to the Powerball website.
There was no overall winner so the jackpot will rise to $116 million with a cash option of $89.5 million for Wednesday night’s drawing. Two ticket sold in California and Louisiana matched all five white balls to win $1 million.
Meanwhile, the Mega Millions jackpot was at $109 million with a cash option of $83.2 million, according to the Mega Millions website.
Until recently, lottery winners in New Jersey were required to be identified, but now winners will be able to stay anonymous under a new law that was signed by Gov. Phil Murphy.The jackpot was an estimated $102 million with a cash option of $80.7 million. ]]>