Since August 3, no one has hit all six numbers, indicating just how slim the odds of winning the jackpot are: 1 in 292.2 million.
WASHINGTON — No one took home the billion-dollar Powerball Halloween jackpot Monday, bringing the estimated top prize for Wednesday’s drawing to $1.2 billion.
Monday’s winning numbers were 13-19-36-39-59, Powerball 13 and Powerplay 3.
A number of players took home at least $1 million in this drawing, with players from Florida, New York and Oklahoma matching all five numbers and the Powerplay to claim the $2 million prize, while players from California, Florida, Indiana, Michigan, New -York and Ohio and Texas matched five numbers to win $1 million.
The $1.2 billion jackpot is the second-largest Powerball jackpot and the fourth-largest lottery win in U.S. history. The largest Powerball jackpot was $1.586 billion won by three ticket holders in 2016.
No one has hit all six numbers since August 3, which is telling how small the chances are jackpot winning odds: 1 in 292.2 million.
Over the past few years, huge lottery jackpots have become more common as lottery officials have changed the rules and ticket prices to increase the top prizes. The latest tweak was made in August, when Powerball officials added a third drawing day to the weekly schedule to boost prizes and sales.
Although the odds of winning are slim, the probability that someone – or even several players – will hit the winning number increases. As the jackpot grows, more people play.
Powerball jackpot winners can receive an annuity payment that is paid over 29 years or a lump sum payment. Almost all winners choose the smaller cash payout, which is $596.7 million in Wednesday’s drawing.
If the winning ticket matches the drawing, the Powerball jackpot starts over at $20 million and continues to grow with each drawing until it is won.
Powerball is played in 45 states as well as Washington, DC, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands.
10 Biggest US Lottery Jackpots
- $1.586 billion, Powerball, January 13, 2016 (three tickets from California, Florida and Tennessee)
- $1.537 billion, Mega Millions, October 23, 2018 (one ticket, from South Carolina)
- $1.337 billion, Mega Millions, July 29, 2022 (one ticket, from Illinois)
- $1.2 billion (estimate) Powerball November 2, 2022
- $1.05 billion, Mega Millions, January 22, 2021 (one ticket, from Michigan)
- $768.4 million, Powerball, March 27, 2019 (one ticket, from Wisconsin)
- $758.7 million, Powerball, August 23, 2017 (one ticket, from Massachusetts)
- $731.1 million, Powerball, January 20, 2021 (one ticket, from Maryland)
- $687.8 million, Powerball, October 27, 2018 (two tickets, from Iowa and New York)
- $656 million, Mega Millions, March 30, 2012 (three tickets from Kansas, Illinois and Maryland)
The Associated Press contributed to this report.