After no players won the lottery on Monday night, the estimated value of the Powerball jackpot increased to $1.2 billion.
In addition to the Powerball 5, the winning numbers were 12, 26, 27, 43, and 47.
After earlier prizes in the Powerball and Mega Millions games, the jackpot for the next drawing on Wednesday night will be one of the greatest lottery rewards ever.
Since someone matched all five white balls and the Powerball to win the jackpot on July 19, there have been 33 straight draws, which is why the payout has grown so enormous.
The staggeringly remote likelihood of winning the jackpot—1 in 292.2 million—is reflected in that losing streak.
A single winner of the new $1.2 billion jackpot may want to collect their prize in the form of an annuity, which is paid yearly over a 30-year period. The cash option, which would be estimated at $551 million for Wednesday night’s drawing, is almost always chosen by winners.
In most areas, a Powerball ticket costs $2, and players can choose their own numbers or have a machine choose them for them.
In 45 states, as well as Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico, and the United States, powerball is played. Caribbean islands.