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Powerball Winning Numbers For 5/15 Drawing: $250M Jackpot

Here are the winning Powerball numbers for the drawing Wednesday, May 15, 2019. The jackpot is $250 million.

By Elizabeth Janney , Patch Staff
May 15, 2019 10:00 p m ET | Updated May 15, 2019 11:03 p m ET

The Powerball jackpot on the line Wednesday, May 15, has reached an estimated $250 million. The one-time cash payout for tonight’s Powerball drawing will be $156.3 million.

The winning Powerball numbers are drawn every Wednesday and Saturday at 10:59 p.m. Eastern time, with Powerball results usually posted within five minutes.

In every drawing, lottery officials say the odds of winning a prize of any value are 1 in 24.9.

The winning Powerball numbers for Wednesday, May 15, are 7, 17, 33, 61, 68 and the Powerball is 4.

Powerball tickets cost $2 each. In most states, ticket sales stop at least one hour before the drawing, but a state may end sales earlier, such as Illinois, where sales end three hours before the drawing. In Maryland and New Jersey, ticket sales end at 9:59 p.m.; in Virginia, they close at 10 p.m.

The largest Powerball jackpot in history was $1.586 billion, which was shared by winners in California, Florida and Tennessee in January 2016.

These are the five largest Powerball jackpots in history:

  • $1.586 billion, Jan. 13, 2016
  • $768.4 million, March 27, 2019
  • $758.7 million, Aug. 23, 2017
  • $688 million, Oct. 27, 2018
  • $590.5 million, May 18, 2013

The odds of picking the correct Powerball grand prize numbers are about 1 in 292 million, which stays the same regardless of the number of players or size of the jackpot.

Players have a better chance of winning the Powerball jackpot if they let the computer select their numbers, according to lottery officials — about 75 percent of winning tickets over the years had electronically generated numbers.

The smallest prize is $4, and that’s what players win if they match only the Powerball.

For matching all numbers, winners can choose either to have the full jackpot amount paid out in 30 installments over 29 years, or they can take one lump sum payment that is smaller than the actual total.

Powerball Winning Numbers For 5/15 Drawing: $250M Jackpot – Annapolis, MD – Here are the winning Powerball numbers for the drawing Wednesday, May 15, 2019. The jackpot is $250 million.

Powerball Results, Numbers for 05/15/19: Did Anyone Win the $250 Million Jackpot on Wednesday (Last) Night?

The Powerball jackpot on Wednesday night stood at $250 million. But did anyone take home the big prize?

According to the Powerball website, the winning numbers for May 15 were 07-17-33-61-68, Powerball 04 and Power Play 2X.

However, there were no winners of the jackpot this time in the Powerball game. Two winners matched five numbers, one also securing the Power Play. They win $1 million and $2 million respectively.

Powerball draws, which are broadcast live from the lottery studio in Tallahassee, Florida, take place on Wednesday and Saturday nights at 10:59 p.m. ET, meaning there are just three days to go until the next one.

The jackpot now stands at $270 million with a cash option of $168.9 million. The next Powerball draw is on Saturday, May 18.

Powerball is one of the most widely played lottery games in the country, with tickets sold in 44 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, according to its website.

Powerball tickets cost $2 per play. In the game, players select five numbers from 1 to 69 in addition to one Powerball number from 1 to 26. Furthermore, players can multiply any non-jackpot prizes using the Power Play option for an additional $1 per go in certain circumstances.

According to Powerball, the odds of winning a prize are the same in every Powerball drawing. The website states that a player has 1 in 24.9 chance of winning a prize when the jackpot is $40 million, and it doesn’t change if the jackpot is $1 billion.

It is also not based on the number of tickets sold; even if there are more tickets sold in a particular drawing, odds of winning a prize remain the same.

When it comes to PowerPlay, the website states that for an additional $1 per play, non-jackpot prizes can be multiplied 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X or 10X. The multiplier number is randomly chosen before each numbers draw. The 10X multiplier is only in play when the advertised jackpot annuity is $150 million or less.

Two winners took home winnings for matching five numbers, one of them securing the Power Play X2. ]]>