No winning tickets were sold during the Powerball drawing on Monday night, causing the jackpot to continue its ascent. The current prize has reached an approximate value of $236 million, with a cash alternative of $116 million.
The winning numbers for the draw on Monday, August 14, were 32, 34, 37, 39, and 47. The Powerball number was 3, accompanied by a Power Play multiplier of 2X.
While the jackpot remained unclaimed, there was a Match 5 winner in Illinois who secured $1 million and a Match 5 + Power Play winner in North Carolina who won $2 million.
The upcoming draw is scheduled for Wednesday, August 16, at 10:59 p.m. ET. Are you prepared to participate in the Powerball? Here’s all the information you need.
What time does the Powerball drawing take place?
Powerball draws are held three times a week—every Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday—at 10:59 p.m. ET.
How to play Powerball
A Powerball ticket costs $2 per entry.
To play, choose five numbers ranging from 1 to 69 for the white balls, and then select one number from 1 to 26 for the red Powerball.
You can manually select your preferred numbers on a play slip, or you can opt for the lottery terminal to randomly generate your numbers.
To secure a win, match any of the 9 Ways to Win:
- 5 white balls + 1 red Powerball = Grand prize.
- 5 white balls = $1 million.
- 4 white balls + 1 red Powerball = $50,000.
- 4 white balls = $100.
- 3 white balls + 1 red Powerball = $100.
- 3 white balls = $7.
- 2 white balls + 1 red Powerball = $7.
- 1 white ball + 1 red Powerball = $4.
- 1 red Powerball = $4.
With the Power Play option, you have the chance to multiply your winnings two, three, four, five, or ten times by adding an extra $1 per play. This multiplier applies to non-jackpot prizes when the jackpot amount is $150 million or less.
All prizes are fixed cash amounts, except for the Grand Prize. In California, prize payouts are determined by the number of winners and the total sales, resulting in pari-mutuel amounts.
What’s the largest Powerball jackpot ever?
In November 2022, the jackpot reached an unprecedented amount of $2.04 billion, with a cash value of $997.6 million. The remarkable prize was won by a player in California.
What are the odds of winning Powerball?
The chances of winning the Powerball Grand Prize are 1 in 292,201,338. The odds for the smallest prize—$4 for matching a single red Powerball—are 1 in 38.32.
According to Powerball, the overall probability of winning any prize is 1 in 24.87, based on a $2 ticket cost and rounded to two decimal places.
Where can you purchase Powerball tickets?
Powerball is available in 45 states, including Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky, as well as in Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Playing Powerball doesn’t require U.S. citizenship or residency.
In Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana, you can buy tickets at gas stations, convenience stores, and supermarkets. The cutoff times for ticket sales vary by jurisdiction, typically ranging from one to two hours before the drawing.
You can also buy Ohio Powerball tickets online through the Ohio Lottery website at www.ohiolottery.com.