The Powerball numbers on Saturday were 10, 40, 45, 56 and 67. The Powerball was 2 and the Power Play was 2X.
No one has won the $278 million jackpot in the December 4 drawing, according to the Powerball website. Therefore, the top prize will continue to climb to an estimated $280 million—with a cash value of $205 million—for Monday’s Powerball drawing.
But although the jackpot wasn’t won, there were some big prize winners.
Two players, from Michigan and New Jersey, correctly guessed the five white balls to win $1 million each.
Eighteen players matched four white balls and the Powerball to win $50,000 each, with one more person doubling their winnings to $100,000 with a Power Play purchase.
Some 380 players also matched four white balls to win $100, with 91 winning $200 each thanks to their Power Play purchase.
The Powerball’s jackpot has not been won since a player from California scooped a prize worth almost $700 million, the fifth-largest in Powerball history, in the October 4 drawing. The player had the choice between receiving an estimated annuity of $699.8 million, paid in 30 graduated 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. That retailer received a maximum bonus of $1 million for selling the winning ticket, according to the Powerball website.
The win was the 41st drawing in the jackpot run, rolling over steadily for four months since a player from Florida scooped a $268 million jackpot in June. Before that, the jackpot had not been claimed since March 27 when another player from Florida scooped a $238 million prize.
How to play Powerball
Powerball tickets are $2 per play, with players selecting five numbers from 1 to 69, in addition to one red Powerball number from 1 to 26. In certain circumstances, players can also multiply non-jackpot prizes by using the Power Play option for an additional $1.
Tickets are sold in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Powerball drawings are broadcast live every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday at 10:59 p.m. ET from the lottery studio located in Tallahassee, Florida.
Jackpot winners may choose to receive their prize as an annuity, paid in 30 graduated payments over 29 years, or a lump sum payment. Both advertised prize options are prior to federal and jurisdictional taxes.
The overall odds of winning a prize are 1 in 24.9, according to the Powerball websites. The odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 292.2 million. “Even if there are more tickets sold in a particular drawing, your odds of winning a prize are the same,” the website states.
If you do win a Powerball jackpot, call lottery officials at 1-800-222-0996.
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