What are the winning numbers for Wednesday’s $239 million Powerball jackpot?
The Powerball jackpot continues to grow after no winner was chosen during the last drawing, now at $239 million. Here are the numbers for the latest draw.
No players took home the jackpot on Monday night’s Powerball drawing, and the size of the prize is now $23 million.
The jackpot has gotten much bigger, $11 million bigger, but it has a long way to go to reach the levels of the massive $754.6 million jackpot in the Powerball lottery won earlier this year, as well as the $2.04 billion jackpot won in November.
Powerball numbers for Wednesday, 31 May
The winning numbers will be announced after the drawing takes place.
Powerball numbers for Monday, 29 May
The winning numbers for Monday’s drawing are 21-33-35-62-64 with a Power Ball of 24 and a Power Play of 2x.
Powerball numbers for Wednesday, 24 May
What are the odds of winning Powerball?
As the sum of a jackpot grows, so does the number of players hoping to win. While the chances of winning huge cash prizes are always low, the lower the sum, the higher one’s chances of winning.
Millions played when a record-breaking $2.04 billion Powerball prize - the largest in US lottery history- was up for grabs last year. The winner, who became an overnight billionaire, bought their ticket in California.
Powerball breaks down the odds for players, highlighting the unlikelihood that a player takes home the Grand Prize, calculating the probability as one in over 292 million. However, one’s odds increases significantly when selecting just one or two correct numbers. For guessing just one number correctly, the odds of winning increase to 1 in 38.32, which usually lands someone a whopping $4.
Here is the data in detail, provided by Powerball.
|Numbers Correct + Powerball||Cash Prize||Odds|
|Five + Powerball||Grand Prize||1 in 292,201,338|
|Five||$1 million||1 in 11,688,053.52|
|Four + Powerball||$50,000||1 in 913,129.18|
|Four||$100||1 in 36,525.17|
|Three + Powerball||$100||1 in 14,494.11|
|Three||$7||1 in 579.76|
|Two + Powerball||$7||1 in 701.33|
|One + Powerball||$4||1 in 91.98|
|Powerball||$4||1 in 38.32|
Rules of the game: Powerball
In Powerball, players must select five numbers between 1 and 69, and one additional “Powerball” number between 1 and 26. One does not need to get all six numbers to win some cash. However, the more numbers correctly guessed, the larger the prize becomes.
There are three drawings a week on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays. The jackpot grows after each drawing if no winner takes home the grand prize.
What are Power Play and Double Play?
If players pay $1 extra for Power Play, their winnings will be multiplied by two, three, four, five, or ten, depending on the multiplier number picked out of the hat before the draw takes place. Power Play isn’t applied to the jackpot, and the multiplier is never higher than two if you win the $1M second prize.
For an additional $1, a player’s numbers can also be entered into a second draw, known as Double Play, with a maximum jackpot of $10M.