Powerball Winning Numbers For 4/17/2019 Drawing: $118M Jackpot
Here are the winning Powerball numbers for the jackpot drawing on Wednesday, April 17, 2019.
By Deb Belt , Patch Staff
Apr 17, 2019 7:32 p m ET | Updated Apr 17, 2019 11:01 p m ET
The Powerball jackpot on the line Wednesday, April 17, has reached an estimated $118 million. The one-time cash payout for tonight’s Powerball drawing will be $72.6 million.
The winning Powerball numbers are drawn every Wednesday and Saturday at 10:59 p.m. Eastern time, with Powerball results usually posted within five minutes.
In most states, ticket sales stop at least one hour before the drawing, but a state may end sales earlier, such as Illinois, which halts sales three hours before the drawing. In Maryland and New Jersey, ticket sales end at 9:59 p.m.; in Virginia, they close at 10 p.m. Check with your state lottery for the cut-off time.
The winning Powerball numbers for Wednesday, April 17, are: 01, 15, 17, 46, 66 and the Powerball of 15.
The largest Powerball jackpot in history was $1.586 billion, which was shared by winners in California, Florida and Tennessee in January 2016. Someone in South Carolina claimed the $1.6 billion Mega Millions jackpot on Oct. 23, 2018, game officials said; the winner chose not to be identified.
To win the Powerball jackpot you must match all five white balls in any order and the red Powerball number. The odds of picking the correct Powerball grand prize numbers are one in 292,201,338, which doesn’t change even if there are more players buying tickets when the jackpot is huge.
You have a better chance of winning the Powerball jackpot if you let the computer select your numbers, according to the officials with the lottery. About 75 percent of winning tickets over the years had numbers picked by a computer.
Powerball tickets cost $2 each. Find locations where you can buy your Powerball tickets here.
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Powerball Results, Numbers for 04/17/19: Did Anyone Win the $101 Million Jackpot on Wednesday (Last) Night?
The Powerball jackpot on Wednesday night stood at $101 million. But did anyone take home the big prize?
According to the Powerball website, the winning numbers for April 17 were 01-15-17-46-66, Powerball 15 and Power Play 3X. However, there were no winners of the jackpot this time in the Powerball game, or the Match 5 + Power Play and Match 5 games.
Powerball draws, which are broadcast live from the lottery studio in Tallahassee, Florida, take place on Wednesday and Saturday nights at 10:59 p.m. ET, meaning there are just three days to go until the next one. The jackpot now stands at $136 million (with a cash option of $83.6 Million.)
Powerball is one of the most widely played lottery games in the country, with tickets sold in 44 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, according to its website.
Powerball tickets cost $2 per play. In the game, players select five numbers from 1 to 69 in addition to one Powerball number from 1 to 26. Furthermore, players can multiply any non-jackpot prizes using the Power Play option for an additional $1 per go in certain circumstances.
Overall, there are more than nine ways to win a Powerball prize, all of which are set cash amounts, with the exception of the Grand Prize.
Powerball jackpots start at $40 million and increase by at least $10 million after each draw if no one takes it home. Winners of the top prize can choose to receive the money in one lump sum or 30 graduated payments over 29 years.
A recent winner, “Gina Jones,” from Maryland, won $50,000 by playing her favorite numbers in the March 23 Powerball drawing. She matched four white balls (24, 25, 52 and 60) and the Powerball (5) to capture her big win.
“I play Mega Millions and Pick 4 often, but I rarely play Powerball,” she said. “When the money is big, I will play.” The Powerball jackpot had rolled to $625 million when the she bought her $4 ticket, according to the website’s announcement.
The overall odds of winning any prize are 1 in 24.9, although the odds of winning the jackpot are around 1 in 292.2 million, according to Powerball.
The Powerball jackpot was $101 million, but was anyone lucky enough to win it?