Who will possess the luckiest ticket that matches all five white balls and the red Powerball to win the jackpot worth $215 million for the next drawing on Monday, August 14, 2023?
- The Powerball numbers on the drawing on August 12, 2023 (white): 19 – 21 – 37 – 50 – 65
- The Powerball number (red ball): 26
- The Power Play number: 2X
A Texas player won $2,000,000 with Power Play 2X.
Besides, 11 players received $50,000; 4 third prizes belonged to the owners who marked Power Play 2X, which helped to multiply two times the prize value to $100,000; and a California player won $53,434.
Powerball is played in 44 states, Washington D.C, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The odds of a ticket hitting the jackpot are 292,201,338 to 1. Players have roughly a 1 in 11,688,053 chance to win at least $1 million.
To play Powerball, you pick six numbers: five numbers between one and 69 for the white balls; and one number between one and 26 for the red Powerball. Selecting all of them correctly gets you the jackpot. You can also pay for the Power Play option, which multiples any winnings earned by two, three, four, five or 10 times the amount, depending on which number is drawn.
How can you increase your odds? You can buy more than one ticket, though you’d have to have purchase 292,201,338 to account for all of the numerical possibilities, which would cost more than winning the jackpot. You have much better odds of winning a small prize:
Jackpot: Five matching numbers with the Powerball: 1 in 292,201,338
$1 million prize: Five matching numbers: 1 in 11,688,053.52
$50,000 prize: Four matching numbers with the Powerball: 1 in 913,129.18
$100 prize: Four matching numbers: 1 in 36,525.17
$100 prize: Three matching numbers with the Powerball: 1 in 14,494.11
$7 prize: Three matching numbers: 1 in 579.76
$7 prize: Two matching numbers with the Powerball: 1 in 701.33
$4 prize: One matching number with the Powerball: 1 in 91.98
$4 prize: Powerball only: 1 in 38.32
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