Powerball jackpot: Everything you need to know
If you are lucky enough to snag the $1.6 billion Mega Millions jackpot up for grabs Tuesday night there are a few things you need do immediately, according to an attorney who has advised winners of various sizes. (Oct. 23)
A customer fills out a Powerball lottery ticket at a convenience store. (Photo: AP )
Powerball tickets sold in New York and Iowa will split the estimated $750 million jackpot, lottery officials said
The Powerball win comes days after someone won a $1.537 billion Mega Millions jackpot, the second-largest lottery prize. The ticket was sold in South Carolina.
Here’s everything you need to know about the latest Powerball drawing:
The Powerball numbers from the Saturday Oct. 27 drawing were 8, 12, 13, 19 and 27, and Powerball 4.
Powerball results, payout
The jackpot for Wednesday goes back to $40 million with a cash values of $23 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 Saturday, Oct. 27 drawing and more.
Powerball Numbers for 10-27-2018
The winning Powerball numbers for this drawing can be found below. You can also view detailed prize payout information to see if you are a winner.
The final jackpot for this Powerball drawing was $687.8 Million . There were 2 jackpot winners, and a total of 3,571,173 players won prizes ranging from $4 to $2 Million!
These are the prize payouts for all states that play Powerball combined, along with the prize values for each prize tier, with and without the “Power Play”.
|Category||Prize Per Winner||Winners||Prize Fund|
|Match 5 plus Powerball||$343,900,000.00||2||$687,800,000.00|
|Match 4 plus Powerball||$50,000.00||155||$7,750,000.00|
|Match 3 plus Powerball||$100.00||7,103||$710,300.00|
|Match 2 plus Powerball||$7.00||122,144||$855,008.00|
|Match 1 plus Powerball||$4.00||839,256||$3,357,024.00|
|Match 0 plus Powerball||$4.00||1,892,179||$7,568,716.00|
|Match 5 (with Power Play)||$2,000,000.00||2||$4,000,000.00|
|Match 4 plus Powerball (with Power Play)||$150,000.00||35||$5,250,000.00|
|Match 4 (with Power Play)||$300.00||726||$217,800.00|
|Match 3 plus Powerball (with Power Play)||$300.00||1,448||$434,400.00|
|Match 3 (with Power Play)||$21.00||33,065||$694,365.00|
|Match 2 plus Powerball (with Power Play)||$21.00||22,941||$481,761.00|
|Match 1 plus Powerball (with Power Play)||$12.00||150,456||$1,805,472.00|
|Match 0 plus Powerball (with Power Play)||$12.00||331,022||$3,972,264.00|
The winning jackpot tickets matching 5 main numbers and Powerball were purchased in Iowa and New York.View the winners and prize payout information for the Powerball draw on Saturday October 27th 2018 ]]>