Powerball® players are starting the week on a winning streak! Five tickets matched all five white balls in the Monday, Oct. 10 drawing and won $1 million or more. The $1 million tickets were sold in Florida (2), Illinois, and Minnesota. A ticket in Iowa doubled the $1 million prize to $2 million by including the Power Play® option for an additional $1.
The winning numbers in the Monday, Oct. 10 Powerball drawing were white balls 3, 6, 11, 17, and 22. The Powerball number was 11.
A ticket in Florida also won a $500,000 prize in Monday night’s Double Play drawing. Double Play® is currently offered by 14 U.S. lotteries. Powerball tickets that include Double Play for an additional $1 per play are eligible to win prizes in both the Powerball drawing and a separate Double Play drawing. Instead of a rolling jackpot, Double Play offers a $10 million top cash prize.
The Powerball jackpot is now up to an estimated $420 million ($215.2 million cash value) for the Wednesday, Oct. 12 drawing. The Powerball jackpot was previously hit in the August 3 drawing when a ticket in Pennsylvania won a $206.9 million jackpot. Since then, there have been 29 drawings in a row without a jackpot winner - making this Wednesday’s drawing the 30th draw in the jackpot run.
Powerball tickets are $2 per play. Tickets are sold in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. More than half of all proceeds from the sale of a Powerball ticket remain in the jurisdiction where the ticket was sold. Powerball drawings are broadcast live every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday at 10:59 p.m. ET from the Florida Lottery draw studio in Tallahassee. Powerball drawings are also live streamed online at Powerball.com.
Jackpot winners may choose to receive their prize as an annuity, paid in 30 graduated payments over 29 years, or a lump sum payment. Both advertised prize options are prior to federal and jurisdictional taxes. The overall odds of winning a prize are 1 in 24.9. The odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 292.2 million.
To date, Powerball holds the world record for largest jackpot set in 2016. The record $1.586 billion jackpot was shared by winners in California, Florida and Tennessee.