Saturday’s jackpot is the 10th largest in US lottery history

The jackpot was last hit in June and has since grown for four months, according to Powerball. The cash value of one winning ticket would be $450 million.”When the jackpot reaches this level, we have more players jumping into the game, so we are continuously reviewing ticket sales to provide an up-to-date jackpot estimate,” Powerball Product Group Chair and Missouri Lottery Executive Director May Scheve Reardon said in a statement.The record for the largest jackpot in US lottery history is just north of $1.5 billion.

A Powerball prize of $1.586 billion was split between three winners in January 2016.A $1.537 billion Mega Millions prize in October 2018 was claimed anonymously by a South Carolinian.

Powerball lottery results for 10/2/21

Powerball numbers, results
The numbers are 28, 38, 42, 47, 52 and the Powerball is 1. The Power Play was 2.

Powerball Double Play numbers


The Double Play numbers were 6, 12, 39, 58, 61 and the Powerball is 22.

Odds of winning Powerball


Approximately 1 in every 24.87 Powerball tickets sold are winners. The likelihood of winning the jackpot is 1 in 292,201,338.

How to play Powerball
Players choose five white balls, numbered 1 through 69, and one Powerball, numbered 1 through 26. Participants can also select a Quick Pick to let the computer randomly select their numbers.

The Powerball jackpot for Saturday’s lottery drawing has climbed to an estimated $635 million, with a cash option of $450 million. If someone wins, it would be at least the 10th largest jackpot in U.S. lottery history and fifth biggest Powerball prize.

“The winning numbers were: 28, 38, 42, 47, 52. Powerball: 1. Power Play 2x.”

While no one across the country hit Wednesday’s $580.8 million jackpot on Wednesday, eight second prize tickets were bought that matched five numbers, but not the Powerball.

Tickets worth $1 million were purchased in Florida, New York, Wisconsin, Indiana. A ticket sold in California is valued at $1,361,359. California lottery prizes vary depending on ticket sales and number of winners. They differ from the fixed second prizes offered in other participating states.

Second-prize tickets bought in Michigan, Ohio and Oklahoma are worth $2 million apiece because the winners spent an extra $1 for the Power Play option.

In addition, three $50,000 tickets were sold in New Jersey. The third-prize tickets matched four numbers plus the Powerball.

They were purchased at the following locations:

Krauszer’s Food Store on Avenel Street in the Avenel section of Woodbridge
The Liquor Depot on Van Houten Avenue in Clifton
BP Gas on East Jersey Street in Elizabeth

Top 10 Powerball lottery jackpots

Here are the all-time top 10 Powerball jackpots, according to powerball.com:

$1.586 billion — Jan. 13, 2016; California, Florida, Tennessee.
$768.4 million — Mar. 27, 2019; Wisconsin.
$758.7 million — Aug. 23, 2017; Massachusetts.
$731.1 million — Jan. 20, 2021; Maryland.
$687.8 million — Oct. 27, 2018; Iowa, New York.
$635 million — Oct. 2, 2021; TBD.
$590.5 million — May 18, 2013; Florida.
$587.5 million — Nov. 28, 2012; Arizona, Missouri.
$564.1 million — Feb. 11, 2015; North Carolina, Puerto Rico, Texas.
$559.7 million — Jan. 6, 2018; New Hampshire.

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