Powerball Results, Numbers for 05/22/21: Did Anyone Win the $218M?

Powerball's grand prize jackpot has risen to nearly a quarter of a billion dollars.

No ticket matched all of Saturday (May 22) night's winning numbers, which were: 3, 19, 27, 37, 40. The Powerball was 8 and the Power Play was X2.

It means that the jackpot, which stood at $218 million, went unclaimed once again.

By the time of the next drawing—on Thursday, May 27—the top prize will have gone unclaimed for two months. It was last won on March 27, when a player from Florida scooped $238 million.

The next jackpot is expected to be just shy of that sum, at an estimated $236 million (with a cash value of $161.1 million).

While May 22's drawing failed to produce a jackpot winner, there were many smaller winners.

Three tickets matched five numbers, without the Powerball, to win $1 million. One player matched five numbers with an X2 Power Play, to win $2 million.

Sixteen tickets matched four numbers plus the Powerball to win $50,000, with an additional six tickets doing so with a Power Play to take home $100,000.

Smaller $100 prizes were won by 457 ticket-holders, who matched four numbers without the Powerball. A further 131 tickets won $300, courtesy of a Power Play.

10 Biggest Powerball Wins

  1. $1.586 billion won on January 13, 2016, by three players in California, Florida, and Tennessee.
  2. $768.4 million won on March 27, 2019, by one player in Wisconsin.
  3. $758.7 million won on August 23, 2017, by one player in Massachusetts.
  4. $730 million won on January 20, 2021, by one player in Maryland.
  5. $687.8 million won on October 27, 2018, by two players in Iowa and New York.
  6. $590.5 million won on May 18, 2013, by one player in Florida.
  7. $587.5 million won on November 28, 2012, by two players in Arizona and Missouri.
  8. $564.1 million won on February 11, 2015, by three players in North Carolina, Puerto Rico and Texas.
  9. $559.7 million won on January 6, 2018, by one player in New Hampshire.
  10. $487 million won on July 30, 2016, by one player in New Hampshire.

Each ticket has the same chance of winning. There is a 1 in 24.9 chance of winning any prize, according to Powerball's official website.

The odds of winning the big jackpot are significantly longer at 1 in 292,201,338.

If you do win, you can choose to take your prize as an annuity, or for significantly less, a lump-sum payment.

The annuity option sees the winner receive 30 annual payments over the space of 29 years, with each payment increasing by five percent until the 30th and final payment.

If you do win a jackpot (congratulations!), call lottery officials at 1-800-222-0996.

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 which is located in Tallahassee, Florida.

Man holds a Powerball ticket
File photo: A man holds a Powerball ticket at the Shell Gateway store in Boynton Beach, Florida, on March 26, 2019. Wednesday's Powerball drawing will be an approximately $750 million jackpot which would be one of the biggest in US lottery prize history. Joe Raedle/Getty Images