Powerball Lottery Prize Reaches $1 Billion, Essential Information Unveiled
Powerball jackpot reaches $1 billion, third-largest in Powerball's history.
The Powerball jackpot has reached an astonishing $1 billion after Monday night's draw failed to produce any winners. This makes it the third-largest jackpot in the history of Powerball.
The winning numbers for Monday's draw were 5, 8, 9, 17, and 41, with the Powerball number being 21.
In the next draw, the lucky winner will have the chance to claim an estimated cash payout of $516.8 million. This incredible jackpot of $1 billion is up for grabs in the upcoming Powerball drawing.
This impressive prize not only marks the third-largest jackpot ever in the game, but it also holds the title of the seventh-largest lottery jackpot in the entire United States, as stated in a recent press release by Powerball.
With an estimated cash value of $516.8 million, the grand prize is truly life-changing, as Powerball enthusiastically announces.
Here's everything you need to know:
You can watch the Powerball draws live every Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday at 10:59 p.m. ET from the draw studio in Tallahassee, Florida. If you can't catch it on TV, you can also watch the draws online at Powerball.com. Make sure to tune in for the next draw on Wednesday, July 19.
To purchase a Powerball ticket, all you need is $2 and access to any of the 45 states in the US, along with Puerto Rico, Washington, D.C., and the US Virgin Islands. If you live in Idaho or Montana, you also have the option of Power Play, which allows you to increase your non-jackpot prizes. However, this option requires a minimum ticket price of $3.
It's important to note that more than 50% of all sales from Powerball tickets stay within the state where the ticket was sold.
You can buy Powerball tickets in person from retailers in authorized participating U.S. states. In certain states, you can also purchase Powerball tickets online through the state lottery agency.
Another way to participate is through the online lottery ticket company Jackpot.com. Simply visit their website or download their mobile app to take part.
Despite the increasing popularity of the game, the odds of winning the massive Powerball jackpot remain at 1 in 292.2 million.
If you are lucky enough to win, you have two options: receiving a lump sum of cash upfront or dividing the money into annual payments spread across 29 years. It's important to note that both options do not include taxes imposed by federal and jurisdictional authorities.
Lastly, any winning ticket must be claimed in the specific jurisdiction where it was purchased.
To participate in the lottery, you need to choose five numbers ranging from 1 to 69 for the white balls and select one number between 1 and 26 for the red Powerball. This can be done on a play slip or by using the lottery terminal's random selection feature.
For an additional fee of $1, you can add the Power Play feature, which increases non-jackpot winnings by two, three, four, five, or ten times. The multiplier is randomly chosen before each drawing.
It's important to note that the 10-times multiplier is only applicable if the advertised jackpot annuity is $150 million or less, while the Match 5 prize with Power Play always awards $2 million.