There are two millionaire winners in New York: Powerball Halloween draw

Although no one matched all six numbers in the Halloween Powerball draw last night, two players from New York won big: $1 million and 2 million dollars.

The winning numbers drawn last night were: white balls 13, 19, 36, 39, 59 and the red 13. A ticket sold in New York matched all five white to win a $1 million prize. Another did as well, but increased the chest to $2 million by including the Power Play option.

The lack of a winner means that the next drawing tomorrow Wednesday night has accumulated a massive $1.2 billion jackpot. It will be the fourth largest in US history. The biggest prize was a $1.586 million Powerball jackpot won by three ticket holders in 2016, he recalled. Pix11.

“Mass lottery jackpots have become more common in recent years, as lottery officials have adjusted game rules and ticket prices to increase top prizes. The most recent adjustment came in August, when Powerball officials added an additional drawing day, going from two to three a week, to create larger prizes and increase sales.

Although the jackpot announced for Wednesday is approximately $1.2 billion, that’s for those who receive their winnings through an annuity paid over 29 years. Winners almost always go for cash, which tomorrow will be about $596 million.

No one has matched all six numbers since August 3, Which means there have now been 38 consecutive draws without a jackpot winner, a testament to just how slim the odds of winning the jackpot are: 1 in 292.2 million.

Other lucky ones in upstate New York won $50,000 each in Powerball this weekend. Those tickets were sold in The Bronx, East Durham, Modena and Yorktown Heights. Two weeks ago a Mega Millions player won $1 million in Brooklyn. In August someone won $1 million in Mega Millions in Queens. In July, two New Yorkers won $1 million in Mega Millions, with tickets purchased in the Bronx and Staten Island. In September 2021, a ticket sold at a Midtown Manhattan pizzeria achieved $432 million in that same lottery.

Powerball is played in 45 states across the country, as well as in Washington DC, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands. In a curious case, yesterday the New York State Lottery reported that it had erred in announcing a winning amount that resulted be much less in the game New York LOTTO.

Who is fight gambling addiction or know someone who has it can find help by calling New York State’s toll-free and confidential HOPEline at 1-877-8-HOPENY (1-877-846-7369); or by texting HOPENY (467369).

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