The last time the Powerball pot was won, it was from a ticket purchased in California on October 4 with the winner netting a stagger $ 699.8 million fantastic prize. The achiever had the choice between receiving an calculate annuity of $ 699.8 million, paid in 30 graduate payments over 29 years, or a big lump-sum requital of $ 496 million. Since then, before Monday ‘s draw, there have been 35 drawings in a row without a jackpot achiever .
How to Play Powerball
Powerball tickets are $ 2 per dally, with players selecting five numbers from 1 to 69, in accession to one red Powerball number from 1 to 26. In sealed circumstances, players can besides multiply non-jackpot prizes by using the Power Play option for an extra $ 1. Tickets are sold in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The winning Powerball numbers are drawn every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday at 10:59 p.m. ET. The results are typically posted within five minutes of the absorb. According to Powerball, the overall odds of winning a prize are 1 in 24.9. The odds of winning the pot are 1 in 292.2 million. Jackpot winners may choose to receive their prize as an annuity, paid in 30 calibrated payments over 29 years, or a lump-sum requital .
Here Are the 2021 Powerball Jackpots
January 20 – $ 731.1 million—Ticket sold in Maryland January 23 – $ 23.2 million—Ticket sold in New Jersey
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January 30 – $ 33.2 million—Ticket sold in New Jersey March 27 – $ 235.4 million—Ticket sold in Florida June 5 – $ 285.6 million—Ticket sold in Florida October 4 – $ 699.8 million—Ticket sold in California
Here Are the All-Time Top Powerball Jackpot Prizes
1. $ 1.586 billion ( 01/13/2016 )
Winning tickets sold in California, Florida and Tennessee 2. $ 768.4 million ( 03/27/2019 )
Single ticket sold in Wisconsin 3. $ 758.7 million ( 08/23/2017 )
Single ticket sold in Massachusetts 4. $ 730 million — ( 01/20/2021 )
Single ticket sold in Maryland 5. $ 699.8 million ( 10/04/2021 )
Single slate sold in California 6. $ 687.8 million ( 10/27/2018 )
Two winning tickets were drawn—one each in Iowa and New York 7. $ 590.5 million ( 05/18/2013 )
Single slate sold in Florida
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8. $ 587.5 million ( 11/28/2012 )
Two winning tickets were drawn—one each in Missouri and Arizona 9. $ 564.1 million ( 02/11/2015 )
Winning tickets sold in Texas, North Carolina and Puerto Rico If you discover you ‘ve won a Powerball jackpot, call lottery officials at 1-800-222-0996 .