Powerball Results, Numbers for 10/5/2019: Did Anyone Win the $70 Million Jackpot on Saturday (Last) Night?

The Powerball lottery results for October 5 have now been drawn—but did anyone get the jackpot prize of $70 million and when is your next chance to win?

The winning numbers for yesterday were: 6, 14, 36, 51 and 54, with a Powerball of 4 and a X2 Power Play. Each of the top prizes went unclaimed, including the jackpot, so that means the winnings for the next draw, on October 10, now spike to $80 million, according to the official website.

There were a number of winners in the smaller prize categories. More than 200 people matched four numbers on the draw, resulting in winnings of $100.

Of those, 70 people bought into the Power Play, which doubled the amount won to $200.

A total of five people matched four numbers and the powerball, which carried a $50,000 prize.

By matching the numbers, Powerball participants have the chance to win huge sums of money. For example, matching five would net $1 million, while matching five and the Power Play results in $2 million, while the grand prize goes to anyone who matches five and the Powerball itself.

The lottery costs $2 per play. Users select five numbers between 1 to 69 for the white balls then one number between 1 to 26 for the red Powerball. Drawings are held every Wednesday and Saturday at 10:59 p.m. (ET) and the odds of winning remain fixed at 1 in 24.9, the betting company says.

More specifically, the odds of winning the grand prize are 1 in 292,201,338.00, meanwhile the odds of winning $1 million by matching five of the white balls currently sits at 1 in 11,688,053.52. The popular lottery, which is played in 44 U.S. states, is broadcast on television and via YouTube.

And while Saturday may have been a dry spell in terms of top prizes, several players have won big in recent months, according to testimonials published on the Powerball website.

After the August 24 draw, a Connecticut couple who were driving to visit family in Virginia found out they bought a Powerball ticket worth $100,000. Because Frank Laquitara and Debbie Long-Combs added Power Play to their Powerball ticket, the original sum of $50,000 prize was doubled.

In June, a 60-year-old Michigan woman called Dawn Zendt claimed a $1 million Powerball prize, and said she had a store clerk to thank for reminding her to lift the tickets from the counter.

The winner, who is a Shelby Township resident, explained: "I bought 10 tickets for each drawing. As I turned to leave the clerk reminded me to grab my tickets because I had set them on the counter. I'm still going to work, but it's an amazing feeling to know I'll be set when I do decide to retire."

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Powerball and Mega Millions lottery tickets are displayed on January 3, 2018 in San Anselmo, California. Justin Sullivan/Getty
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