Powerball Results, Numbers for 05/15/19: Did Anyone Win the $250 Million Jackpot on Wednesday (Last) Night?
The Powerball jackpot on Wednesday night stood at $250 million. But did anyone take home the big prize?
According to the Powerball website, the winning numbers for May 15 were 07-17-33-61-68, Powerball 04 and Power Play 2X.
However, there were no winners of the jackpot this time in the Powerball game. Two winners matched five numbers, one also securing the Power Play. They win $1 million and $2 million respectively.
Powerball draws, which are broadcast live from the lottery studio in Tallahassee, Florida, take place on Wednesday and Saturday nights at 10:59 p.m. ET, meaning there are just three days to go until the next one.
The jackpot now stands at $270 million with a cash option of $168.9 million. The next Powerball draw is on Saturday, May 18.
Powerball is one of the most widely played lottery games in the country, with tickets sold in 44 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, according to its website.
Powerball tickets cost $2 per play. In the game, players select five numbers from 1 to 69 in addition to one Powerball number from 1 to 26. Furthermore, players can multiply any non-jackpot prizes using the Power Play option for an additional $1 per go in certain circumstances.
According to Powerball, the odds of winning a prize are the same in every Powerball drawing. The website states that a player has 1 in 24.9 chance of winning a prize when the jackpot is $40 million, and it doesn’t change if the jackpot is $1 billion.
It is also not based on the number of tickets sold; even if there are more tickets sold in a particular drawing, odds of winning a prize remain the same.
When it comes to PowerPlay, the website states that for an additional $1 per play, non-jackpot prizes can be multiplied 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X or 10X. The multiplier number is randomly chosen before each numbers draw. The 10X multiplier is only in play when the advertised jackpot annuity is $150 million or less.Two winners took home winnings for matching five numbers, one of them securing the Power Play X2. ]]>