Powerball Results, Numbers for 06/05/21: Did Anyone Win the $286M?

A Powerball ticket-holder has hit the jackpot, winning $286 million—ending a run of 10 weeks without a grand prize winner.

Saturday (June 5) night's winning numbers were: 44, 52, 54, 64, and 69. The Powerball was 26 and the Power Play was X3.

The lucky winner beat odds of 1 in 292,201,338 to win the top prize and can now choose whether to take their prize as an annuity or for significantly less, a lump-sum payment.

If you are the jackpot winner (congratulations!!!), you should call lottery officials at 1-800-222-0996.

The latest big win means the prize fund starts over once again, with an estimated jackpot of $20 million (with a cash value of $13.8 million) for the next drawing.

It was on March 27 that a player last matched all five numbers plus the Powerball. That player from Florida scooped $238 million.

In the latest draw, one player matched five numbers without the Powerball. They had a Power Play, but their winnings were capped at $2 million.

Another 18 matched four numbers plus the Powerball to $50,000, while five other players did so with a Power Play, tripling their prize to $150,000.

Meanwhile, 404 players matched four balls without the Powerball to win $100; 104 did so with a Power Play to win $300.

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.

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.

How do you play Powerball?

Each ticket costs $2 per play, with players selecting five numbers from 1 to 69, in addition to one red Powerball number from 1 to 26. In certain circumstances, players can also multiply non-jackpot prizes by using the Power Play option for an additional $1.

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.