Powerball Jackpot Soars to $31 Million After Unclaimed Prize

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With the grand prize from Monday’s Powerball drawing remaining unclaimed, the stakes have been raised for this Wednesday. The jackpot now stands at an impressive $31 million, carrying a cold, hard cash value of $14.5 million.

The jackpot was reset to this new amount following Monday’s drawing, which happened in the wake of last Saturday’s astounding $1.3 billion win. This significant sum had been delayed for almost three hours before a lucky ticket holder in Portland, Oregon, was announced as the grand prize victor. This windfall ranks as the fourth-largest in the Powerball game’s illustrious history.

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All those harboring dreams of winning their fortune in Powerball should be aware of the winning number combination for Wednesday, April 10 – 6,7,12,24,36, with 15 being the Powerball. The Power Play of the game, which has the potential to multiply non-jackpot winnings, was 2X. However, this tantalizing combination produced no grand prize victor, leading to a raise in the jackpot to $46 million, a figure with a cash value of $21.5 million.

The Monday, April 8, drawing also saw no grand prize winner. The potentially life-changing numbers for this game were 6, 21, 23, 39, 54, with 23 acting as the Powerball. This drawing also had a Power Play of 2X. With no jackpot winner coming forward, the total jumped to $31 million and a cash value of $14.5 million.

For those feeling lucky, the next Powerball drawing is scheduled for Saturday, April 13, at 10:59 p.m. ET. In Delaware, hopeful players can purchase tickets until 9:45 p.m. ET on the day of the drawing, while in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, tickets are available until 9:59 p.m. Powerball drawings occur thrice a week, every Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday at 10:59 p.m. ET.

For just $2 per play, you can enter the Powerball. To participate, select five numbers from 1 to 69 for the white balls and one number from 1 to 26 for the red Powerball. Numbers can either be handpicked on a play slip or randomly assigned by the lottery terminal.

The game involves numerous ways to win, ranging from matching five white balls and a red Powerball for the grand prize to matching either one red Powerball or any other combination for a variety of cash prizes. The Power Play option, for an additional $1 per play, can increase non-jackpot winnings up to 10 times when the jackpot is $150 million or less. The odds of winning the grand prize stand at 1 in 292,201,338, while the chance of securing the lowest prize of $4 for a single red Powerball is set at 1 in 38.32.

Past jackpots have reached hefty sums, with the largest being the $2.04 billion prize in November 2022, won by a player in California. They were followed closely by another grand prize scooped up by a lucky Californian in October 2023, amounting to $1.765 billion. The third largest was a $1.586 billion prize won in January 2016 by winners in California, Florida, and Tennessee.