See Powerball, Mega Millions winning numbers for September 18 and 20
While the odds are against you, there are two ways you can become a millionaire this week.
There was no grand prize winner from Monday night's Powerball drawing, so the jackpot now is worth an estimated $672 million with a cash value of $320.5 million.
There also was no grand prize winner in Tuesday night's Mega Millions drawing, so that jackpot has rolled over to to $205 million with a cash value of $98.1 million
The Powerball jackpot is inching closer to the July 19 drawing number when a ticket in California won a prize worth $1.08 billion, the third-largest Powerball jackpot ever won, according to lottery officials. Since then, there have been 24 consecutive Powerball drawings without a jackpot winner.
Ready to try your luck with Powerball and Mega Millions? Here's everything you need to know.
Powerball winning numbers: 9/18/23
The winning numbers from Monday's drawing were 02, 21, 26, 40, 42 and the Powerball was 09. The Power Play was 3X.
Although there were no jackpot winners, there was a Match 5 winner worth $1 million in Massachusetts.
When is the next Powerball drawing?
The next drawing will be Wednesday, Sept. 20, at 10:59 p.m. ET.
Powerball drawings are held three times a week, every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday at 10:59 p.m. ET.
How to play the Powerball
The Powerball costs $2 per play. In Delaware, tickets may be purchased until 9:45 p.m. ET on the day of the drawing.
In New Jersey and Pennsylvania, you can purchase tickets until 9:59 p.m.
In Pennsylvania, you can buy tickets online: www.pailottery.com/games/draw-games/.
Tickets can be bought online as well in New Jersey: njlotto.com.
To play, select five numbers from 1 to 69 for the white balls, then select one number from 1 to 26 for the red Powerball.
You can choose your lucky numbers on a play slip or let the lottery terminal randomly pick your numbers.
To win, match one of the 9 Ways to Win:
- 5 white balls + 1 red Powerball = Grand prize.
- 5 white balls = $1 million.
- 4 white balls + 1 red Powerball = $50,000.
- 4 white balls = $100.
- 3 white balls + 1 red Powerball = $100.
- 3 white balls = $7.
- 2 white balls + 1 red Powerball = $7.
- 1 white ball + 1 red Powerball = $4.
- 1 red Powerball = $4.
There's a chance to have your winnings increased two, three, four, five and 10 times through the Power Play for an additional $1 per play. Players can multiply non-jackpot wins up to 10 times when the jackpot is $150 million or less.
All prizes are set cash amounts, except for the grand prize. In California, prize payout amounts are pari-mutuel, meaning it's determined by the sales and the number of winners.
What are the odds of winning the Powerball?
The odds of winning the Powerball grand prize are 1 in 292,201,338. The odds for the lowest prize, $4 for one red Powerball, are 1 in 38.32.
According to Powerball, the overall odds of winning a prize are 1 in 24.87, based on a $2 play and rounded to two decimal places.
Mega Millions winning numbers: 9/19/23
The winning numbers for Tuesday night's drawing were 6, 9, 13, 29, 66 and the Powerball was 24. The Megaplier was 2X.
There was a Match 5 winner worth $1 million in Kentucky.
When is the next Mega Millions drawing?
The next drawing will be Friday, Sept. 22, at 11 p.m. ET.
Mega Millions drawings are held two times a week, every Tuesday and Friday at 11 p.m. ET.
How to play the Mega Millions
When purchasing a Mega Millions ticket, you have the opportunity to select six numbers. The first five will be chosen from a range of 1 to 70 for the white balls, and the last number will be chosen from 1 to 25 for the coveted golden Mega Ball. For those who may find it daunting to pick their own numbers, the option to select Easy Pick or Quick Pick is available, which will generate the numbers for your ticket at random.