Winners of $2 million and $1 million in New York, but no one hits the $1 billion jackpot – NBC New York
The Powerball jackpot will continue to grow, as no one won the $1 billion jackpot in Monday night’s draw — but a few people in New York are on the verge of becoming overnight millionaires.
A ticket in New York matched the five white balls, winning $1 million, according to the Powerball website. There was also another ticket sold in the state that matched the white balls and included the Power Play option, which brings the winnings to $2 million in total for that ticket holder.
Across the country, there were $10 million tickets that matched the five white ball numbers, and three that did the same with the Power Play. There were also 134 tickets sold across the country that won a $50,000 prize in Monday night’s draw, and another 23 tickets that won a $150,000 prize.
Certainly no bad consolation prizes.
The odds of hitting the $1 million prize are 1 in 11,688,054, while the odds of hitting the jackpot, which is the five white balls plus the Powerball, are 1 in 292,201,338. Here are some numbers strategies for those who face off again on Wednesday.
The winning numbers for Monday’s $1 billion Powerball jackpot were 19, 13, 39, 59 and 36 with a red Powerball of 13. The jackpot was the fifth largest in US history behind another prize powerball and three Mega Millions lottery game jackpots. The biggest prize was a $1.586 billion Powerball jackpot won by three ticket holders in 2016.
And because there were no grand prize winners, Wednesday’s November 2 draw will jump to $1.2 billion, according to the Powerball website, the second-biggest prize in its history and just the second time the the jackpot has exceeded $1 billion in the game’s history – and even though the lump sum cash payout option would be less than half that amount, thanks to taxes, we’re pretty sure there’s no one in the United States who wouldn’t be thrilled with this victory. Hey, we’d take a double-up.
Wednesday night’s Powerball draw will be the 39th in this series. In Saturday’s draw, four tickets sold in New Jersey were worth a lot of money. The winning third prize tickets, worth $50,000 each, had four matching numbers and the Powerball.
Two weeks ago, three lucky peoplein New York won $50,000 Powerball prizes. The jackpot soared to a (relatively) paltry $610 million after that one – and could be double that if no one hits it on Monday night.
The odds increase dramatically the higher the prize. The second place Powerball prize is $1 million and you have to hit all five white balls to catch that one.