Is it true that winning the lotto makes you happier?
As the Powerball lottery jackpot continues to climb, it’s time to gather your fortunate items and put your luck to the test.
According to powerball.com, the Powerball jackpot for Wednesday, April 27 increased to an estimated $454 million, with a cash option of $271.9 million.
Are you curious about the greatest Powerball jackpot ever won?
On Jan. 13, 2016, three winners won a piece of the country’s highest lottery prize, with winning tickets sold in three jurisdictions (California, Florida, and Tennessee). The winnings totaled $1.586 billion.
The following is a rundown of everything you need to know about the Powerball:
The winning numbers and outcomes of the Powerball lottery
On Monday, April 25, no one won the Powerball. The winning numbers are 12, 18, 20, 39, and 61, with 10 being the Powerball. It was a 2X Power Play.
No one has ever won the Powerball jackpot by matching all six numbers, although one ticket purchased in Texas matched all five numbers save the Powerball and won $1 million.
A ticket purchased in North Carolina matched all five numbers except the Powerball, and also included the $2 million Power Play.
Numbers for the Powerball Double Play
The Powerball number is 20 and the Double Play numbers are 14, 23, 29, 38, 43.
Except for the Powerball, no ticket matched all six numbers, and no one matched all five numbers.
When are the Powerball drawings held?
Every Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday, there are three Powerball draws.
What time does the Powerball draw take place?
At 10:59 p.m. EDT, videos of the most recent Powerball drawing can be found at www.powerball.com/watch-drawing. Powerball draws are aired in Indiana at the following locations:
WTVW7 in Evansville; 9:59 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday. WANE15, 10:59 p.m. EDT. Fort Wayne – CDT.
Lakeshore Public Television, Merrillville, 10:28 p.m. Indianapolis – FOX59; 10:59 p.m. EDT every Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday.
Every Monday and Wednesday between 11:09-11:13 p.m. EDT, and every Saturday between 11:20-11:28 p.m. EDT, on WNDU16 in South Bend.
Terre Haute – WTWO2; 10:59 p.m. EDT every Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday.
What is the price of a Powerball ticket?
Each Powerball ticket costs $2. If you spend $1 on the Power Play, your non-jackpot winnings could be increased up to five times. When the jackpot is less than $150 million, players can multiply non-jackpot wins up to ten times.
What is the Double Play in Powerball?
You can enter your numbers in a second drawing held after the main jackpot draw for an additional $1. Prizes range from $7 million to $10 million for participants.
Powerball winning odds
One out of every 24.87 Powerball tickets sold is a winner. The odds of winning the lottery are 1 in 292,201,338.
Powerball: How to Play
The Hoosier Lottery also has a video that explains how to play Powerball:
When is the last day to purchase Powerball tickets?
Powerball is legal in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands. The deadline for purchasing a Powerball ticket varies by jurisdiction. For further information, contact your local lottery office. Tickets must be purchased by 9:58 p.m. EDT in Indiana.
Is it possible to buy Powerball tickets via the internet?
Yes, but, once again, the opportunity is dependent on each jurisdiction. For further information, contact your local lottery office. Midwest DOT’s digital producer is Chris Sims. @ChrisFSims is his Twitter handle.
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