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What are the winning numbers for Wednesday’s $96 million Powerball jackpot?

The Powerball jackpot has risen by $51 million to $96 million after no winner was selected during the Friday’s drawing. Here are the numbers for Wednesday’s drawing and chances of winning?

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The Powerball jackpot rose from to $96 million after no winner was selected during the last drawing. While that pales in comparison with the massive $754.6 million jackpot in the Powerball lottery won earlier this year by a woman in Washington State, it was the fourth largest for Virginia in the game’s history.

Powerball numbers for Wednesday, 22 March

The winning numbers for Wednesday, 22 March, 2023, are 27-28-37-50-57, with a Power Ball of 05, and a Power Play of X2.

What are the odds of winning Powerball?

As the sum 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 odd 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 + PowerballCash PrizeOdds
Five + PowerballGrand Prize1 in 292,201,338
Five$1 million1 in 11,688,053.52
Four + Powerball$50,0001 in 913,129.18
Four$1001 in 36,525.17
Three + Powerball$1001 in 14,494.11
Three$71 in 579.76
Two + Powerball$71 in 701.33
One + Powerball$41 in 91.98
Powerball$41 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.