Powerball Does Not Go Out on Christmas, Monday’s Drawing Value $416 Million
Posted on: December 26, 2021, 11:05h.
Final up to date on: December 26, 2021, 11:05h.
Santa Claus didn’t make a particular journey late Saturday night time to offer somebody a $400 Powerball jackpot. So, meaning Monday’s grand prize within the multi-state lottery is price not less than $416 million.
The money worth for Monday’s drawing shall be not less than $299.5 million.
The successful numbers for Saturday had been 27, 29, 45, 55, and 58, with 2 because the Powerball.
It’s the third time this yr, the Powerball jackpot has surpassed $400 million. Saturday’s drawing was the thirty fifth because the massive prize was final claimed. On Oct. 4, the successful numbers matched a ticket bought in California for a $699.9 million jackpot – the fifth-highest ever within the sport’s historical past.
On Jan. 20, an undisclosed winner from Maryland received $731.1 million.
Powerball tickets value $2. Lotteries in 45 states, plus the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands promote tickets. The Florida Lottery’s broadcast studio hosts the attracts each Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday at 10:59 pm ET.
Deadlines to buy tickets for drawings differ by lottery. Examine along with your native collaborating lottery for extra particulars.
To win, gamers should choose 5 numbers between 1 and 69 from one lot and a Powerball quantity from 1 to 26 in a second lot. The chances of successful the jackpot are 1 in 292.2 million.
Smaller prizes begin at $4 for matching the Powerball and go as much as $1 million for matching the primary 5 numbers. The chances of successful any prize are 1 in 24.9.
Powerball Gross sales Ought to Be Sturdy on Vacation
Gross sales figures from Saturday’s drawing weren’t obtainable as of Sunday morning. Nonetheless, LottoReport.com reported that Wednesday’s drawing for a $378 million jackpot generated $37.3 million in gross sales and $4 million in PowerPlay tickets.
PowerPlay is a multiplier for holders of tickets successful smaller prizes. Whereas the multiplier can go to 10-times the smaller prizes, the $1 million prize can solely be doubled.
The final time a drawing happened on Christmas was in 2019. That drawing for a $183 million jackpot generated $34.6 million in gross sales and $3.2 million in PowerPlays.
It could not be stunning to see Saturday’s gross sales method $50 million, even when numerous retail lottery retailers had been closed due to the vacation. Most comfort shops and a few liquor and drug shops remained open for Christmas.
As well as, some individuals like to offer lottery tickets away as vacation presents. Whereas that’s usually a scratch-off ticket, an enormous jackpot may need enticed some to offer Powerball tickets as a substitute this yr.
Saturdays are Powerball’s strongest gross sales days. The previous two weeks ticket gross sales have surpassed $40 million because the jackpot grew to greater than $300 million.
New Double Play Choice Obtainable By way of 13 Lotteries
In August, the Multi-State Lottery Affiliation, which operates Powerball started drawings on Mondays in an effort to provide bigger and faster-growing jackpots.
On the identical time, Powerball additionally began a brand new “Double Play” sport. In choose states, gamers can spend an additional $1 per ticket to have their numbers eligible for a second drawing that very same night time.
Prizes differ considerably. Those that match all 5 numbers and the Powerball get $10 million as a substitute of the jackpot. Nonetheless, those that get simply the Powerball on the second drawing win $7 as a substitute of $4 – in order that they’ll have that going for them, which is sweet.
State lotteries promoting Double Play are Colorado, Florida, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, and Washington.