Powerball Results, Numbers for 3/10/21: Did Anyone Win the $155 Million?

There were no overall winners for the $155 million Powerball jackpot on Wednesday night, but one lucky player scooped $1 million.

The winning numbers were 17, 18, 37, 44, 53 with the Powerball being 18. There was also a 3X Power Play, multiplying the amount players could win outside the main jackpot by three.

The value of the jackpot for Saturday's draw has now increased to $169 million with a cash option of $116.1 million.

A ticket holder in Virginia was the only winner of the $1 million second-prize as he matched all five white balls, but missed out on the Powerball.

There were 25 tickets sold nationwide that matched four of the five white balls and the Power Ball for the $50,000 third prize. All of those ticket holders purchased the Power Play, which made their third-prize winnings worth $150,000.

Some 110 players won $300 by matching four numbers and purchasing the Power Play, while 363 did so by matching three numbers and the Power Ball and using the Power Play.

Over 38,000 players won $7 by matching either three numbers or two numbers plus the Power Ball, while almost 12,000 players won $21 doing the same, but using the Power Play.

Finally, over 430,000 players won $4 by matching either one number and the Powerball or just the Powerball, while over 135,000 players won $12 by doing the same but using the Power Play.

The Powerball jackpot has not been won since January 31, when a player in New Jersey scooped the $33.2 million jackpot.

Like the Mega Millions lottery, the Powerball is played in 45 states, Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

There are nine ways to win a prize, ranging from $4 to the jackpot, which increases with each draw that it is not won. The overall odds of winning a prize in the Powerball lottery are 1 in 24.9 but, according to the Powerball website, the odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 292,201,338.

A player will win if the numbers on one row of their ticket match the numbers of the balls drawn. Tickets cost $2 per play with the option of adding the Megaplier to a ticket for an additional $1 per play.

For payment, money that is won can either come as an annuity, one immediate payment followed by 29 annual payments rising by five percent each payment, or cash, which is described online as a "one-time, lump-sum payment that is equal to all the cash in the jackpot prize pool."

If you win a jackpot, call lottery officials at 1-800-222-0996.

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A customer buys Powerball tickets at Kavanagh Liquors on January 13, 2016, in San Lorenzo, California. The Powerball jackpot on March 10, 2021, was worth an estimated $155 million. Justin Sullivan/Getty