Monday night time’s drawing was all methods and no treats, apart from one fortunate ticket holder in north Houston.
HOUSTON — If you are studying this, we hate to let you know that you simply didn’t win Monday night time’s $1 billion Powerball jackpot.
The excellent news is that you’ve one other shot Wednesday night time, and this time the jackpot is an enormous $1.2 billion, the fourth-largest in U.S. historical past.
There was additionally one other profitable $1 million ticket sold in Cedar Park, which is northwest of Austin.
The profitable numbers drawn Monday have been: white balls 13, 19, 36, 39, 59 and the purple energy ball 13.
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Over the weekend, one other ticket price $1 million was sold at a Kroger in the Humble space.
Massive lottery jackpots have grow to be extra widespread in latest years as lottery officers have adjusted sport guidelines and ticket costs to pump up the highest prizes.
The most up-to-date tweak got here in August when Powerball officers added an extra drawing day — going from two per week to 3 — to build bigger prizes and enhance gross sales.
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Although the marketed high prize Wednesday might be an estimated $1.2 billion, that’s for winners who obtain their winnings by means of an annuity paid over 29 years. Winners nearly at all times go for money, which for Wednesday night time’s drawing might be an estimated $596 million.
No one has hit all six numbers since Aug. 3, that means there have now been 38 consecutive attracts with out a jackpot winner — a testomony to how slim the odds are of profitable the jackpot: 1 in 292.2 million.
Powerball is performed in 45 states, in addition to Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.