Nation Awaits $171 Million Powerball Draw, Largest Jackpot Yet


Lotto hopefuls around the nation are holding their breath in anticipation as the Powerball jackpot swells to a staggering $171 million. The anticipation and excitement grew after Saturday’s draw passed by without anyone claiming the top prize.

Should there be a lucky victor in Monday’s drawing, they will assume the incredible responsibility of managing a lump sum payout of a jaw-dropping $79.5 million after taxes. This calculation is based on the lottery’s current estimates, and should kindle immense interest in the upcoming draw.

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The crucial moment when the winning numbers are revealed is set to occur just slightly past 11 p.m. ET on Monday. Lottery enthusiasts, all keen to know if their dreams of riches have come to fruition, can find the results below.

A striking selection of numbers marked Monday, June 3, Powerball draw: 19, 45, 35, 29, 36, and a Powerball number of 16. Players who elected for a Power Play saw it stand at 2X.

The winning numbers were credited to Jackpocket, the official digital lottery courier of the USA TODAY network, and the proud sponsor of the cherished numbers.

In the past, the Powerball has made millionaires out of everyday individuals. Notably, a group of winners boasted an astounding $1.3 billion among them. Among those fortunate winners was a cancer survivor who’d ‘prayed to God’ for victory, testament to the life-changing potential of the lottery.

Playing the Powerball is straightforward. The first step involves purchasing a $2 Powerball ticket from your local convenience store, gas station or grocery store. In some states, you can even buy tickets online for added convenience. The game itself involves picking a total of six numbers to mark on your ticket – five white balls ranging from numbers 1 to 69 and one red Powerball number between 1 and 26.

For those who wish to up the ante, a “Power Play” addition can be included for an extra dollar, which amplifies the winnings for all non-jackpot prizes. This can multiply winnings by up to 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X, or even 10X – increasing the chances of a significant win. The “Quick Pick” option allows casual players to simply take a computer-generated selection.

Drawings are held thrice weekly on Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday nights. If there’s no jackpot winner, the cash prize will incrementally increase by the millions.

As for where to purchase the tickets – gas stations, convenience stores and grocery stores are prime spots. Some airport terminals may also offer lottery tickets. Alternatively, you can order tickets online through Jackpocket, the official digital lottery courier of the USA TODAY network, in selected U.S states and territories. This platform allows users to select their lottery game, numbers, place their order, view their ticket, and even collect their winnings all from their phone or home computer.

Do keep in mind that all participants must be 18+, with the exception of AZ where the age limit is 21+ and NE where it is 19+. Jackpocket is not affiliated with any State Lottery. Those facing gambling problems should reach out for help.