The Powerball jackpot has reached $1.2 billion after no one matched all six numbers in Monday’s drawing. While there was no jackpot winner, two tickets matched the first five numbers to win $1 million each, and two other tickets matched the first five numbers with the Power Play multiplier to win $2 million each.
The winning numbers for Monday’s drawing were 12, 26, 27, 43, and 47, with a Powerball of 5. The Power Play multiplier was 2X.
What are the chances of winning the Powerball jackpot?
There is a one in 292,201,338 chance of winning the Powerball jackpot. Accordingly, your odds of being struck by lightning are 1 in 1,222,000 higher than your chances of winning the Powerball jackpot.
How to play Powerball?
Each Powerball play costs $2. You select one number from 1 to 26 and five numbers between 1 and 69 to play. For an additional $1, you may also select the Power Play option, which increases your non-jackpot winnings by 2, 3, 4, 5, or 10 times.You win the jackpot if all six of your numbers line up. You can still receive lower payouts even if fewer numbers match.
What to do if you win the Powerball jackpot?
The back of your ticket should be signed as soon as possible if you are fortunate enough to win the Powerball jackpot. In the event that you misplace your ticket, this will aid in preserving your wins.To collect your reward, you should then get in touch with your state lottery agency. You will need to present proof of identification and residency. You might also need to go through a background check.You will be given the choice of receiving a one-time lump-sum payment or a series of payments over time after your winnings have been confirmed. You will have to pay taxes on your winnings if you choose a lump-sum settlement.
Tips for winning the Powerball jackpot?
There are a few things you can do to improve your odds of winning the Powerball jackpot, but there is no definite way to do so.
1.More games to play. You increase your chances of winning by purchasing more tickets.
2.Assemble a lottery pool. A lottery pool is a collection of individuals who pool their resources to purchase more tickets. By doing this, you boost your chances of winning without having to invest a lot of cash.
3.Try out strange numbers. In Powerball drawings, odd numbers are drawn more frequently than even numbers.
4.Pick a random numerical range. Don’t choose a number that holds personal importance for you, like a birthday or an anniversary. Your odds of winning are reduced because other players are more likely to select these numbers.