It is time to examine your tickets, America. After 40 drawings with out a huge Powerball winner, possibly the forty first try might be completely different.
The Powerball numbers are formally within the books for the Monday lottery jackpot drawing value an estimated $697 million, with a money possibility of $485.5 million.
The successful numbers for Monday night time’s drawing are 12, 22, 54, 66, 69, and the Powerball is 25. The Energy Play was 2.
Whereas the lure of the grand prize is intoxicating, the chances, sadly, should not in your favor: Simply 1 in 292.2 million, in keeping with Powerball.
To place it extra bluntly: You’re greater than 1,000 instances as more likely to discover a pearl in an oyster shell, get struck by lightning or date a supermodel.
And you’re twice as more likely to be killed by a merchandising machine.
The jackpot can be the sixth-largest in Powerball’s historical past and the eighth-largest U.S. lottery jackpot of all time, in keeping with Powerball. If the winner claims the money possibility versus a 30-year payout, the individual would stroll away with $474.8 million.
“A jackpot of this magnitude doesn’t occur fairly often, and when it does, we see an inflow of recent gamers to the sport which drives the jackpot even greater,” Might Scheve Reardon, Powerball product group chair and Missouri Lottery govt director, mentioned in a press release.
The final jackpot was hit in early June, when a ticket value $285.6 million was bought in Florida, in keeping with Powerball. Since then, there have been a file 40 consecutive drawings with out a grand prize winner.
“Greater than 90% of the time we might count on a Powerball Grand Prize winner on the fortieth draw or earlier than,” the Multi-State Lottery Affiliation advised USA TODAY. “Each jackpot cycle is exclusive and depending on gross sales and the present rate of interest setting.”
Regardless of the dearth of a winner, many tickets in current weeks have matched the numbers wanted for smaller prizes. On Saturday, one ticket bought in Massachusetts matched the $1 million prize and 66 tickets matched the $50,000 prize.
The general odds of successful any Powerball prize are 1 in 24.9, in keeping with Powerball.
“Gamers ought to examine their tickets carefully, as a result of despite the fact that they didn’t win the jackpot, they might have gained a lower-tier prize,” Scheve Reardon mentioned.
Powerball is performed in 45 states plus Washington, D.C., the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.
Contributing: Kaitlyn Kanzler, NorthJersey.com; Chris Sims, Indianapolis Star; The Related Press