Powerball Results, Numbers for 08/28/21: Did Anyone Win the $322M Jackpot?

The winning numbers for Saturday's Powerball draw were 12, 22, 26, 46 and 59. The Powerball was 26 and the Power Play was X2.

The jackpot stood at $322 million, but went unclaimed, meaning it will rise to $332 million (with a cash value of $240 million) for the next Powerball drawing on August 31.

But although no one claimed the top prize, there were some big winners.

Four players matched five white balls correctly to win $1 million each. Another lucky player from South Dakota also matched five white balls, but doubled their winnings to $2 million with a Power Play purchase.

Another 14 matched four numbers and the Powerball for $50,000 each, with another eight doubling their winnings to $100,000 thanks to 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

How to 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.

Until recently, winners in New Jersey were required to provide proof of identity, but now are able to stay anonymous under a new law that was signed by Governor Phil Murphy.

Where your ticket money goes

Each ticket costs $2, but in certain circumstances, players can also multiply non-jackpot prizes by using the Power Play option for an additional $1.

Half of a ticket sale goes to fund prizes, with 35 percent benefitting causes supported by lotteries.

Another 6 percent of a ticket sale goes to retailer commissions, while 9 percent of a goes to operating expenses.

Players select one Powerball number from 1 to 26, and five other numbers from 1 to 69.

Drawings take place every Wednesday and Saturday, at 10:59 p.m. ET, with each draw broadcast live from a studio located in Tallahassee, Florida.

Freshly printed Powerball ticket
A freshly printed Powerball ticket is seen at a Citgo gas station February 17, 2006 near the Illinois border in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin. Tim Boyle/Getty Images