The Powerball jackpot for 5/12/21 is $ 168 million. The Wednesday evening draw will take place at 11 p.m.
This page can be bookmarked and refreshed to see if you have the winning numbers. The Powerball jackpot for tonight’s 5/12/21 is estimated at $ 168 million, with a cash option of $ 117.0 million. The jackpot could rise if sales increase the lottery showings, officials said.
Here are the winning numbers from last Saturday night’s draw:
Top five: 12-17-20-21-26
Power play: 3x
The Powerball jackpot on Saturday 8/5/21 was $ 157 million. There was no grand prize winner, but there were three tickets sold that matched the five white balls, and minus the red Powerball, for the game’s second prize. Two of those second prize tickets – one each in Maryland and New York – are worth $ 1 million. The third ticket, which was sold in Iowa, is worth $ 2 million since they bought the Power Play for $ 1 more.
Two months ago, Powerball had three jackpot winners in four draws. A ticket sold in Maryland hit the jackpot of $ 731.1 million on Wednesday, 1/20/21. The game was reset to the minimum of $ 20 million on Saturday 1/3/21 which was won and then another jackpot hit on 1/30/21.
The last Powerball Grand Prize winner was 03/27/21 for a draw valued at $ 238 million. Before the last three winners, the last winning Powerball ticket was sold on Wednesday, Jan.20, 2021 in Maryland for the $ 730 million jackpot. It was the fourth biggest jackpot in the history of the game. The previous winning ticket was resold on August 12, 2020 for a jackpot worth $ 169 million. This ticket was sold in Florida.
Normally the game would be reset to a minimum of $ 40 million, but the COVID-19 pandemic has forced Powerball officials to halve the minimum jackpot, which started with the jackpot on 11/04/20.
The previous winning ticket was sold on June 10, 2020. The previous winning ticket sold was purchased in New Jersey for the 8/4/20 jackpot valued at $ 190 million. The previous grand prize previously won was $ 70 million in the 12/02/20 draw with a ticket purchased in Michigan. The grand prize winner before that was 01/29/20. This ticket was sold at a 7-Eleven store in Bonita Springs, Florida for the grand prize of $ 394 million, which offered a cash option of $ 274.6 million.
The odds of winning the grand prize jackpot are 1 in 292,201,338, regardless of the size of the jackpot, according to the Powerball website.
Powerball is a multi-state lottery played every Wednesday and Saturday, and one of the two biggest jackpot lottery games in America. Powerball jackpots start at $ 20 million, and other prizes pay out $ 1 million to $ 2 million with a Power Play. Tickets cost $ 2. You can check tonight’s numbers, or any other winning number, on the official website Powerball website.
There are nine ways to earn money during Powerball. Just getting the Powerball without another number earns $ 4, and even more if the power set is bought for an extra dollar. The same payout is for one ball plus Powerball, and $ 7 is payout for two correct numbers with Powerball, or three correct numbers and no Powerball.
If all five numbered white balls are chosen but the red Powerball is not correct, then the payout is $ 1 million, with an even higher payout if the power play is chosen.
The other multi-state lottery is Mega Millions, which is played on Tuesdays and Fridays. Like Powerball, the jackpot is reset to $ 20 million after a jackpot is won, and a row of numbers is $ 2, with a $ 1 option to multiply their winnings with a Megaplier. Here is the Mega Millions website for more information, or to check potential past numbers.
On Wednesday night we will be posting the 12/05/21 Powerball draw payouts and saying if there was a winner and where that winner was from, if so.
Here are the best Powerball jackpot prizes of all time
$ 1.586 billion (01/13/2016)
Winning tickets sold in California, Florida and Tennessee
2,768.4 million dollars (03/27/2019)
Single ticket sold in Wisconsin
3. $ 758.7 million (08/23/2017)
Single ticket sold in Massachusetts
4.730 million dollars – (01/20/2021)
Single ticket sold in Michigan
5. 687.8 million dollars (10/27/2018)
Two winning tickets were drawn – one each in Iowa and New York
6.590.5 million dollars (05/18/2013)
Single ticket sold in Florida
7.587.5 million dollars (11/28/2012)
Two winning tickets were drawn – one each in Missouri and Arizona
8,564.1 million dollars (02/11/2015)
Winning tickets sold in Texas, North Carolina and Puerto Rico