Powerball Results, Numbers for 05/01/19: Did Anyone Win the $181 Million Jackpot on Wednesday (Last) Night?

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The Powerball jackpot on Wednesday night stood at $181 million. But did anyone take home the big prize?

According to the Powerball website, the winning numbers for May 1 were 05-23-28-56-66, Powerball 17 and Power Play 5X. However, there were no winners of the jackpot this time in the Powerball game or the Match 5 + Power Play. One winner from Indiana won the Match 5, and will take home $1 million.

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 $199 million with a cash option of $123.3 million. The next Powerball draw is on Saturday, May 4.

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.

The Grand Prize starts at $40,000 which is the same size as the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. if you were to stack $100 bills on top of each other. The current jackpot would nearly be as tall as the Bloomberg Building in New York City.

How is the Powerball Grand Prize decided?

According to the Powerball website, the Grand Prize is determined by games sales and the "annuity factor," which is made up of interest rates for securities purchased to fund prize payments. The higher the interest rates, the higher the prize.

The Grand Prize is changed every Wednesday and Saturday following the draws. Once someone wins the jackpot, it goes back down to $40,000.