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Powerball Results, Numbers for 11/21/20: Did Anyone Win the $192 Million?

The winning numbers in Saturday night’s drawing of the Powerball were 51, 54, 57, 60 and 69. The Powerball was 11 and the Power Play was X2.

But no one has claimed the $202 million jackpot for the November 21 draw, according to the Powerball website. Therefore, the prize money will roll over to the next drawing on Thursday, November 26. The estimated jackpot then will be $202 million (with a cash value of $157.9 million).

Although no-one won the jackpot in Saturday’s draw, there were some big winners.

Ten players matched four white balls and the Powerball correctly to win $50,000 prizes. Another four doubled their prize money to $100,000 with a Power Play purchase.

The Powerball jackpot hasn’t been won since September. The winning ticket, worth $94 million, in the September 16 draw was sold at Minogue’s Beverage located at 2421 Route 9 in Ballston Spa, according to the Powerball website. The win reset the Powerball jackpot to $20 million.

Before that, the jackpot was won on August 12, when one lucky player in Florida matched all five white balls and the Powerball to scoop a massive $169 million payout.

The Powerball jackpot was also won twice in June. One winner, Thomas Cook, split his $22 million prize with his best friend Joseph Feeney. The pair from Wisconsin shook hands in 1992, agreeing that they would split their winnings if either ever won the Powerball jackpot, no matter who bought the ticket.

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Earlier in the month, a player in West Virginia scooped a $136 million jackpot.

How do you play Powerball?

Powerball is a hugely popular multi-state lottery that is available to play in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. 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.

Why is the Powerball so low?

Powerball slashed its minimum payout in half from $40 million to $20 million with minimum roll increased of $2 million between drawings back in March because of the coronavirus pandemic leading to reduced sales, according to lottery officials.

The winning numbers in Saturday night’s drawing of the Powerball were 51, 54, 57, 60 and 69. The Powerball was 11 and the Power Play was X2.

No One Wins the Powerball or Megamillions, Now What? Lottery Rollovers Explained

Everybody knows what happens if someone wins a lotto jackpot, but what happens if there are no winners? Do you know? Surprisingly, not many people do. Heck, not many people actually care! They simply move on and try their luck at another draw.

But if you play the lottery frequently, it helps to know the ins and outs of the game. Does the next draw’s lottery jackpot increase or stay the same? Do your odds improve or not? Read on to find out all about how this works.

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What Happens If No One Wins the Powerball or Megamillions?

When no one gets the top-tier prize in a lottery draw, funds from that jackpot are added to the jackpot of the next game.

This is called a rollover. Now you may be thinking of US Powerball because from time to time you’ve seen in the news that no one’s won the jackpot. But this happens more often than you think! As of this writing, both US Powerball and Mega Millions lotteries are actually on the same boat. That is, both lottery games experienced a rollover.

What does this mean? Why is this information important for Powerball and Mega Millions players? We’ll talk more about rollovers below, but simply put: With every rollover, the jackpot gets bigger, but the odds stay the same.

Let’s look at what happens to both the jackpot and the odds with each rollover.

How Big Will the Next Jackpot Be If No One Wins the Powerball or Megamillions?

The US Powerball jackpot amount will continue to grow with each draw without a winning ticket.

Unlike other lotteries, the US Powerball does not have a rollover limit or a jackpot cap. (We discuss limits and caps in more detail below.) As long as no one wins the jackpot, the prize money will keep on getting bigger! This makes the US Powerball very attractive to both loyal players and to first-timers.

The media hype surrounding rollovers gets to be so inescapable that people will stand in line for hours to just to buy tickets before the cutoff time.

When No One Wins the Powerball or Megamillions, Do the Odds Really Stay the Same?

The odds generally stay the same because the game doesn’t change when it experiences a rollover—only the prizes do.

It’s all about mathematically calculated probabilities. According to the US Powerball website, the odds of winning any Powerball prize are about 1 in 25. The odds of hitting the jackpot, though, are significantly higher at about 1 in 292 million.

So why is it a usually good idea to play the lottery and buy more tickets the bigger the jackpot gets? While the odds don’t change, the “expected return” does. You might be thinking: What does “expected return” even mean?

Let’s set the scene here: Imagine you paid $2 for a US Powerball ticket and then became the sole winner of the minimum guaranteed jackpot of $40 million. This means that you spent $2 and got $40 million in return. Now, imagine you paid $2 for a US Powerball ticket and became the sole winner of a rollover jackpot much bigger than $40 million. Obviously this would mean that the money “returned” to you would be a larger amount.

The scenario is ideal, of course. Not very realistic, though! The odds do stay the same, but what we’re leaving out here is the reality that lottery games generate a lot of publicity with each rollover. What does this extra attention mean for lottery players?

If you’ve been wondering why we said that the odds “generally” stay the same, this is why! The bigger the jackpot gets, the more people want to win it. More first-timers and casual players will be attracted, and the player pool will become larger. This results in more lottery tickets sold, and an increasing chance that the jackpot will get split multiple ways.

Worst case scenario: The jackpot gets split so many ways that each winner gets below the minimum guaranteed amount before rollover. Of course, the chances of this happening are probably infinitesimal.

In plain English: It’s probably not going to happen! If you do win a rollover jackpot, you will likely get more than the minimum guaranteed amount—even if you split it a few ways.

We’ll never know for sure, because while we know the odds of winning the US Powerball, we don’t know how many lottery tickets are sold for each draw.

Ever wondered what happens if no one wins a lotto jackpot? Find out here! Let’s talk about lottery rollovers: what they are, what they’re for, and more.