No tickets matched the winning numbers in the Powerball drawing held on Saturday night, causing the jackpot to keep growing. The current value has reached an estimated $215 million, and if claimed as a lump sum, it’s worth $105.7 million.
The winning numbers from the drawing on Saturday, August 12th were 19, 21, 37, 50, and 65. The Powerball number was 26, and the Power Play multiplier was 2X.
While no one won the jackpot, there was a winner in Texas who matched 5 numbers plus the Power Play, winning $2 million. Unfortunately, there were no winners for matching 5 numbers alone to win $1 million.
The next drawing is scheduled for Monday, August 14th at 10:59 p.m. ET. Are you prepared to participate in Powerball? Here’s all the information you need.
What time does the Powerball drawing take place?
The Powerball drawings occur three times a week—every Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday—at 10:59 p.m. ET.
How to participate in Powerball
A Powerball ticket costs $2 per entry.
To play, select five numbers ranging from 1 to 69 for the white balls, and pick one number from 1 to 26 for the red Powerball.
You can either mark your preferred numbers on a play slip or allow the lottery terminal to randomly generate them for you.
To win, you need to match one 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.
Additionally, the Power Play option offers a chance to increase your winnings by 2, 3, 4, 5, or 10 times for an additional $1 per play. This multiplier can apply to non-jackpot prizes, and it’s active when the jackpot is $150 million or less.
All prize amounts are fixed, except for the Grand Prize. In California, prize payouts are determined by the number of winners and ticket sales.
What’s the largest Powerball jackpot ever?
In November 2022, the jackpot set a new record, reaching $2.04 billion, with a cash value of $997.6 million. A player in California claimed this historic prize.
What are the odds of winning Powerball?
The odds of winning the Powerball Grand Prize are 1 in 292,201,338. The odds of winning the smallest prize, $4 for a single red Powerball, are 1 in 38.32.
According to Powerball, the overall odds of winning any prize are 1 in 24.87, based on a $2 entry fee, rounded to two decimal places.
Where can you buy 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. You don’t need to be a U.S. citizen or resident to participate.
In Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana, you can buy tickets at gas stations, convenience stores, and supermarkets. The sales cut-off times differ, ranging from one to two hours before the drawing, depending on the location.
You can also purchase tickets online in Ohio through the Ohio Lottery website, www.ohiolottery.com.