What are the winning numbers for Wednesday’s $76 million Powerball jackpot?
The jackpot this week is $76 million, a cash value of $38.2 million.
The winning numbers in today’s draw were: 28-34-51-53-56 The Powerball number was 11. Power Play 2X.
Just a week ago the Powerball drawing of therecord $1.9 billion jackpot had to be delayed on Monday night due to some states not meeting security protocols.
The Powerball draws are held on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday at 11:59pm ET/10:59pm CT/8:59pm PT.
Where can you buy a Powerball ticket?
You can pick up a Powerball ticket at most gas stations, drugstores and grocery stores. Locate your nearest sales point using the Lottery Places app.
In some areas of the US, you also have the option of buying your ticket on the internet. AS USA found the option of playing Powerball online on the official lottery websites/apps of the following states and federal districts: Georgia, Kentucky, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Virginia and the District of Columbia.
How to play Powerball
When you play Powerball you need to choose six numbers from two separate pools for the drawing. Players choose five numbers between 1 and 69 for the white balls and one number for a red ball, or Powerball, from 1 to 26.
There are a total of nine ways to win a prize in Powerball,ranging from $4, recovering your initial $2 buy-in plus $2 winnings, to the jackpot. But players have additional options to potentially multiply the prize money they get for a winning combination or even have a second chance at winning.
What are the nine prizes for the Powerball?
All states set the 2nd through 9th prizes at pre-determined amounts, except California, where all prize payouts are based on sales and the number of winners. Typically, the top prize starts at $20 million and accumulates with a rollover every time there is no winner. Should more than one person win the top prize the jackpot will be divided equally between them all.
The nine possible winning combinations are as follows:
Boost your potential winnings
Players can increase their prize amounts by spending an extra $1 for the “Power Play” option to win two, three, four or five times the corresponding prize, even possibly multiplying the prize by ten if the estimated jackpot is below $150 million. However, the Power Play only applies to non-jackpot prizes below $1 million.
Any Power Play number doubles the $1 million prize. The number is randomly generated before each drawing with each multiplier weighted.
Double Play gives players a second chance at winning a prize based on the numbers they’ve chosen. The winning numbers are draw immediately after the Powerball drawing. Double play is only available in 13 lottery jurisdictions.
Like Powerball, each number combination has a set prize amount starting at $7 and topping out at $10 million, but the Power Play add-on feature does not apply to Double Play drawings.