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Powerball Results, Numbers for 4/17/21: Did Anyone Win the $79 Million?

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The winning numbers in Saturday night’s Powerball drawing were 10, 21, 26, 41 and 49. The Powerball was 25 and the Power Play was X2.

No-one bagged the $79 million jackpot, according to the Powerball website.

It means the jackpot will rise to an estimated $90 million (with a cash value of $62.3 million) for the next drawing, on Thursday April 22.

On Saturday, three people matched five white balls correctly to win $1 million prizes.

Eight people matched four white balls and the Powerball correctly to win $50,000. Four others doubled their $50,000 winnings thanks to a Power Play.

The Powerball jackpot has not been won for three weeks in a row.

The top prize was last won on March 27, when a player from Florida won the $238 million. The winning ticket was purchased at Publix, located in Lutz.

How to play Powerball

Powerball, along with Mega Millions, is one of the most popular multi-state lotteries in the United States.

You can play in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Lottery tickets are not sold in Alabama, Alaska, Hawaii, Nevada and Utah.

Idahoans will no longer be able to purchase tickets from August 2021.

The state’s lawmakers have voted to end the lottery in the state due to fears of foreign participation.

Later this year, Powerball is set to expand outside the U.S., with Australia included in 2021. The game will also be available to play in the U.K. in 2022. Under current law, Idaho only allows lotteries in the state played by people from the U.S. and Canada.

A customer at a 7-Eleven store checks the numbers on his Powerball lottery ticket on August 7, 2013, in Chicago, Illinois. The Powerball jackpot in Wednesday’s draw was worth $220 million.
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Drawings usually take place twice a week on a Wednesday and Saturday night, at 10:59 p.m. ET. Each draw is broadcast live from the lottery studio in Tallahassee, Florida.

Each ticket costs $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.

Your chances of winning

Players have a 1 in 24.9 chance of winning any prize regardless of the number of participants, according to Powerball’s official website.

Chances of winning the big jackpot are a lot, lot higher at 1 in 292,201,338.

Winners can choose to either select their prize as an annuity, or for significantly less, a lump-sum payment. The annuity option sees the winner receive 30 annual payments over the space of 29 years, with each payment increasing by five percent until the 30th and final payment.

If you do win a jackpot (congratulations!), you should call lottery officials at 1-800-222-0996.

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