Powerball Results, Numbers for 10/16/2019: Did Anyone Win $100 Million Jackpot on Wednesday (Last) Night?

The Powerball results for Wednesday, October 16 are out. The drawing took place last night and the winning numbers were 01, 05, 25, 63, 67 and the Powerball was 03. There was a power play of X2.

The jackpot was $100 million with a cash option of $69.4 million, but did anyone win the Powerball jackpot?

Nobody won the jackpot last night. One person, however, won the $1 million prize for matching five numbers and they had the power play, doubling their money to $2 million.

Nine people matched four balls and the power balls which has a prize of $50,000. Six of the nine winners had a power ball, doubling their prize to $100,000 each.

Matching four balls but not the power ball has a prize of $100, which 238 people won, and 55 of these winners doubled their prize to $200 using the power play.

As nobody won the grand prize, the jackpot is currently an estimated $110,000 with a cash option of $76.3 million. The next drawing will take place on Sunday, October 20, 2019.

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Powerball lottery tickets in a store. William Thomas Cain/Getty

How to play Powerball?

It costs $2 per play to enter the Powerball draw. Players select five numbers between 1 to 69 for the white balls. Then, players select one number between 1 to 26 for the red Powerball.

Players choose their numbers on a play slip or have the option of letting the lottery terminal randomly pick their numbers. The jackpot will start at $40 million but if there are no winners, it will continue to grow. There are nine ways to win, with prizes ranging from the jackpot down to $4.

Powerball is played in 44 states and Washington DC, as well as Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The drawings are held every Wednesday and Saturday at 10.59 p.m. ET. The cut-off times for sales vary by one or two hours before the drawing, depending on location.

Sales cut-off times vary by one to two hours before the drawing, depending on the selling jurisdiction. Players can choose the same set of numbers in multiple consecutive drawings. The number of multi-draws or advance plays a player can purchase depends on location.

What is the Power Play?

The Power Play feature can multiply non-jackpot prizes by 2, 3, 4, 5 or 10, for an additional $1 per play. The multiplier number is randomly selected just before each drawing and the 10X multiplier can only be selected when the advertised jackpot annuity is $150 million or less. The Match 5 prize using Power Play is always $2 million.

What happens when you win the lottery?

Players always have a 1 in 24.9 chance of winning a prize, no matter the jackpot. Regardless of the number of tickets sold, the odds of winning are always the same.

Jackpot winners can select their prize as a lump-sum payment or as an annuity. When a player chooses the annuity, the winner is guaranteed to receive 30 graduated payments over 29 years.

The annual payments will increase by 5 percent until the 30th and final payment, and the 30 payments will add up to the value of the annuity.