By MARGERY A. BECK
There have been no large treats from the Halloween evening Powerball drawing, as not one of the tickets bought matched all six numbers.
The shortage of a winner means the subsequent drawing Wednesday evening will likely be for a large $1.2 billion jackpot.
The successful numbers drawn Monday have been: white balls 13, 19, 36, 39, 59 and the crimson energy ball 13.
The elevated jackpot would be the 4th-largest in U.S. historical past. The largest prize was a $1.586 billion Powerball jackpot gained by three ticketholders in 2016.
Large lottery jackpots have grow to be extra frequent lately as lottery officers have adjusted sport guidelines and ticket costs to pump up the highest prizes. The latest tweak got here in August, when Powerball officers added an extra drawing day — going from two per week to 3 — to construct bigger prizes and enhance gross sales.
Though the marketed prime prize Wednesday will likely be an estimated $1.2 billion, that’s for winners who obtain their winnings via an annuity paid over 29 years. Winners nearly at all times go for money, which for Wednesday evening’s drawing will likely be an estimated $596 million.
Nobody has hit all six numbers since Aug. 3, that means there have now been 38 consecutive attracts with no jackpot winner — a testomony to how slim the percentages are of successful the jackpot: 1 in 292.2 million.
Powerball is performed in 45 states, in addition to Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.