The Powerball Jackpot was reset back to a minimum of $ 40 million Wednesday after someone bought a ticket in New York last Saturday to win the previous jackpot of $ 149 million. But did anyone bring home the prize last night?
The winning numbers for 21 August were 12-21-22-29-32. The Powerball 21 was the Power Play of X2.
There were no winners on the pot, but one person managed to get a prize of $ 1 million by matching five numbers. Two $ 100,000 won through four balls, the Powerball match and Power Play. There were 4 winners of $ 50,000 matching four balls and the Powerball, but they didn't have the Play Power.
The jackpot now stands at an estimated $ 50 million with a cash option of $ 35.7 million. The next Powerball draw will take place on Sunday 25 August.
The last jackpot was removed on 17 August 2019, with one ticket in New York. It is estimated that the jackpot was $ 149 million at the time of drawing. The winning numbers were white balls 18-21-24-30-60, plus Powerball 20, and Power Play 3X multiplier.
As well as the overall prize winner on Saturday, three players returned a prize of $ 1 million to match the five white balls, but did not complete the Powerball.
This was the fourth time a Powerball Jackpot won this year, according to its website. The previous Powerball Jackpot in Wisconsin ($ 768.4 million) won the March 27 drawing, in North Carolina ($ 344.6 million) in the drawing in June 1 and in $ 198 in Tennessee in July 13 drawing.
How do you play Powerball?
Power balls are held twice a week, usually on Wednesday and Saturday nights, at 10:59 p.m. EDT is broadcast live from the lottery studio in Tallahassee, Florida.
The lottery game is available to play in 44 states, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands. Each ticket costs $ 2 per play, and payers choose five numbers from 1 to 69, plus one red Powerball number from 1 to 26. Under certain circumstances, non-jackpot prize players can multiply by Power Play option. use for extra $ 1.
Powerball's official website argues that players have a 1 in 24.9 chance of winning any prize regardless of the number of participants. But the chances of the jackpot succeed are higher at 1 in 292,201,338, according to the official website.