The Powerball lottery jackpot for the Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021 drawing is worth an estimated $635 million.Powerball.com
The Powerball jackpot for Saturday’s lottery drawing has climbed to an estimated $635 million, with a cash option of $450 million. If someone wins, it would be at least the 10th largest jackpot in U.S. lottery history and fifth biggest Powerball prize.
“The winning numbers were: 28, 38, 42, 47, 52. Powerball: 1. Power Play 2x.”
While no one across the country hit Wednesday’s $580.8 million jackpot on Wednesday, eight second prize tickets were bought that matched five numbers, but not the Powerball.
Tickets worth $1 million were purchased in Florida, New York, Wisconsin, Indiana. A ticket sold in California is valued at $1,361,359. California lottery prizes vary depending on ticket sales and number of winners. They differ from the fixed second prizes offered in other participating states.
Second-prize tickets bought in Michigan, Ohio and Oklahoma are worth $2 million apiece because the winners spent an extra $1 for the Power Play option.
In addition, three $50,000 tickets were sold in New Jersey. The third-prize tickets matched four numbers plus the Powerball.
They were purchased at the following locations:
Wednesday’s winning numbers were: 2, 7, 11, 17 and 32. The Powerball drawn was 11 with a Power Play of 3X.
The jackpot has rolled over 39 times since a $286 million ticket was sold in Jacksonville, Florida for the June 5 drawing. The prize was claimed by “The Love You More Trust”, which chose a one-time lump sum payment of $196,706,252 before taxes, according to Powerball officials.
No one hit the secondary $10 million Double Play drawing on Wednesday. Those winning numbers were: 3, 19, 29, 50 and 58. The Double Play Powerball was: 3.
The odds of hitting the Powerball jackpot are 292,201,388 to 1. A player who buys a $2 ticket has about a 1 in 11,688,053 chance to match five numbers and win at least $1 million, while the odds are 913,129 to 1 of winning the third prize of at least $50,000.
Powerball is played on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday in 45 states, Washington D.C., the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.
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