Powerball Jackpot Surges to $131M After No Saturday Winners

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The jackpot for Monday’s Powerball drawing is now an estimated $131 million, as there were no top winners in this past Saturday’s draw. Suppose there had been a lucky player who clinched the $121 million jackpot, and elected for a one-time lump sum payment. It was reported by lottery officials that, after taxes, they would have walked away with approximately $56.7 million.

The winning set of magic numbers were drawn at just past 11 p.m. ET. For all those who dared to dream that night, the winning combination for Saturday, May 25 was 6, 33, 35, 36 and 64, with the red Powerball number being 24 and the Power Play set at 3X.

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In a vortex of ebbing fortune, one woman looks at a legal suit for a contentious $1.27 million slot machine prize after a New Jersey casino refused payment. Her turmoil stands in contrast to a Texas player who is surely celebrating after matching all five white ball numbers for the Match 5, bagging him a cool $1 million prize.

Those in pursuit of fortune can head to a nearby convenience store, gas station, grocery store or even certain airport terminals to purchase a $2 Powerball ticket. For a handful of states, tickets can also be bought online.

Purchasing a ticket is one thing, playing is another. Those looking to turn the numbers in their favor will need to pick a total of six; five white balls stretching between numbers 1 to 69 and a single Powerball drawn from the numbers 1 to 26. If one’s feeling especially daring, a Power Play can be added for just $1, enhancing the winnings for all non-jackpot prizes. This bonus gamble could quadruple winnings up to 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X, or even 10X.

For the rushed or the inspired, there’s the “Quick Pick” option. Simply ask the cashier, and they will provide a ticket printed with a computer generated string of numbers.

Drawings take place on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays. Should there be no jackpot winner, the cash prize will only grow by millions for the next draw.

Tickets can also be purchased via Jackpocket, the official digital lottery courier for the USA TODAY network, now available in numerous states and territories. With the app, players can pick their lottery game and numbers, place their order, see their ticket and even collect their winnings, all from the comfort of their phone or home computer. Jackpocket also promises full protection to the user and their winnings as the platform adheres strictly to all state regulations regarding lottery ticket sales.