Saturday’s Powerball numbers are 2, 6, 24, 51 and 61. Powerball is 1 and Power Play is 2X.
But no one won the $353 million jackpot in the December 18 draw, according to Powerball website, which means the top prize will continue to grow. The estimated figure will be $363 million — with a cash value of $265 million — for the next Powerball draw on Monday.
Although they didn’t win the jackpot, there were some big winners in Saturday’s draw.
A player from Texas correctly guessed five white balls using Power Play to win $2 million.
Meanwhile, 16 players combined four white balls and a Powerball to win $50,000 each, with the other three doubling their winnings to $100,000 with a Power Play purchase.
Another 493 players also matched four white balls to win $100, with 132 winning $200 each by purchasing their Power Play.
The last time someone won the Powerball jackpot was in October when a player from California won a prize of nearly 700 million dollars. Players have the choice between receiving an estimated $699.8 million annuity, paying out in 30 gradual payments over 29 years, or a lump-sum payment of $496 million.
The winning ticket for that drawing was purchased at Albertsons in Morro Bay. According to the Powerball website, that retailer received a maximum bonus of $1 million for selling the winning ticket.
The win was the 41st draw in the jackpot, which passed steadily over the following four months a player from Florida won a $268 million jackpot in June. Before that, the jackpot had not been won since March 27 when another player from Florida won $238 million prize.
How to play Powerball
Powerball tickets are $2 per play, with players choosing five numbers from 1 to 69, in addition to a red Powerball number between 1 and 26. Under certain circumstances, players can also multiply zero prizes. Right jackpot using Power Play option for extra $1.
Tickets are sold in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands.
Powerball drawings are broadcast live Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday at 10:59 p.m. ET from the lottery studio in Tallahassee, Florida.
Jackpot winners can choose to receive their prize as an annuity, paid out in 30 installments over 29 years, or as a lump sum payment. Both advertised award options are available before federal and jurisdictional taxes.
The overall odds of winning are 1 in 24.9, according to the Powerball websites. The odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 292.2 million. “Even if more tickets are sold in a particular draw, your odds of winning are the same,” the website claims.
If you win the Powerball jackpot, call lottery officials at 1-800-222-0996.
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