Saturday’s Powerball numbers were 12, 17, 30, 45 and 62. The Powerball was 5 and the Power Play was 2X.
But there was no winner of the $31 million jackpot, meaning it will rise to $38 million (with a cash value of $26.5 million) for the next drawing.
Although no one claimed the jackpot in Saturday’s drawing, seven players matched four white balls and the Powerball to win $50,000 prizes, with three players doubling their winnings to $100,000 with the Power Play.
Earlier in October, a player from California won a $699 million jackpot, the fifth largest in Powerball history. The winner had the choice between an estimated annuity of $699.8 million, paid in 30 graduated payments over 29 years, or a lump sum payment of $496 million.
The winning ticket for the October 4 drawing was purchased at Albertsons in Morro Bay. The retailer will win a maximum bonus of $1 million for selling the winning ticket.
The win was the 41st drawing in the jackpot run, rolling over steadily for four months since a player from Florida scooped a $268 million jackpot in June.
Before that, the jackpot had not been claimed since March 27 when another player from Florida scooped a $238 million prize.
Top 10 Biggest Powerball Wins
1. $1.586 billion (01/13/2016)
Winning tickets sold in California, Florida and Tennessee
2. $768.4 million (03/27/2019)
Single ticket sold in Wisconsin
3. $758.7 million (08/23/2017)
Single ticket sold in Massachusetts
4. $730 million — (01/20/2021)
Single ticket sold in Maryland
5. $699.8 million (10/04/2021)
Single ticket sold in California
6. $687.8 million (10/27/2018)
Two winning tickets were drawn—one each in Iowa and New York
7.$590.5 million (05/18/2013)
Single ticket sold in Florida
8. $587.5 million (11/28/2012)
Two winning tickets were drawn—one each in Missouri and Arizona
9. $564.1 million (02/11/2015)
Winning tickets sold in Texas, North Carolina and Puerto Rico
How to play Powerball
Powerball tickets are $2 per play, with players selecting five numbers from 1 to 69, in addition to one red Powerball number from 1 to 26. In certain circumstances, players can also multiply non-jackpot prizes by using the Power Play option for an additional $1.
Tickets are sold in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Powerball drawings are broadcast live every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday at 10:59 p.m. ET from the lottery studio located in Tallahassee, Florida.
Jackpot winners may choose to receive their prize as an annuity, paid in 30 graduated payments over 29 years, or a lump sum payment. Both advertised prize options are prior to federal and jurisdictional taxes.
The overall odds of winning a prize are 1 in 24.9, according to the Powerball websites. The odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 292.2 million.
If you do win a Powerball jackpot, call lottery officials at 1-800-222-0996.