The Powerball jackpot is heating up. No winning tickets were drawn Monday, meaning the Powerball jackpot jumped to about $672 million ahead of Wednesday’s drawing.
The winning numbers will be drawn Wednesday at 11 p.m. ET.
If someone had won Monday’s drawing, they would have had a cash option of more than $304.2 million.
Here is an overview of the winning numbers for Monday September 18.
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The winning numbers from Monday evening’s draw were 2, 21, 26, 40, 42 and the Powerball was 9. The power play was 3X.
Did anyone win the Powerball last night?
There were no jackpot winners in Monday’s drawing.
Before the next Powerball drawing, it is important to read the following information.
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What are the chances of winning the Powerball?
It’s understandable that some lottery players are attracted to the massive $638 million jackpot, but it’s essential to keep in mind that the odds of winning the Powerball top prize are extremely slim.
- The odds of winning a Powerball jackpot are approximately 1 in 292.2 million.
- The overall odds of winning a Powerball prize (all levels combined) are approximately 1 in 24.9.
To participate in the Powerball game, players can purchase a ticket for $2 per game. The game asks players to choose five numbers from one to 69 for the white balls and one number from one to 26 for the red Powerball. Alternatively, players can choose to receive random numbers.
To win the jackpot, it is necessary to match the numbers of the five white balls and the red Powerball.
In addition to the grand prize, Powerball offers eight other ways to win based on the number of matching balls in non-jackpot levels.
The non-jackpot prizes offered range from $4 million to $1 million. By paying an additional $1, you can choose to participate in the “Powerplay” which increases non-jackpot winnings by 2, 3, 4, 5 or 10 times.
According to Powerball, the 10X Powerplay option is exclusively applicable to jackpots worth $150 million or less. Additionally, the game’s “Match 5” prize for the second level is limited to a maximum of $2 million if the Powerplay feature is used.
An additional add-on feature called “Double Play,” which gives players another chance to match their numbers after each Powerball drawing, is available in some jurisdictions for $1 per spin.
The biggest lottery prizes in US history
- $2.04 billion, Powerball, November 7, 2022: won in California.
- $1.586 billion, Powerball, January 13, 2016: three winners in California, Florida and Tennessee.
- $1.537 billion, Mega Millions, October 23, 2018: won in South Carolina.
- $1.348 billion, Mega Millions, January 13, 2023: won in Maine.
- $1.337 billion, Mega Millions, July 29, 2022: won in Illinois.
- $1.05 billion, Mega Millions, January 22, 2021: won in Michigan.
- $768.4 million, Powerball, March 27, 2019: won in Wisconsin.
- $758.7 million, Powerball, August 23, 2017: won in Massachusetts.
- $730 million, Powerball, January 20, 2021: won in Maryland.
- $699.8 million, Powerball, October 4, 2021: won in California.