Powerball Results, Numbers for 9/26/20: Did Anyone Win the $25 Million?

The winning numbers in Saturday evening's drawing of the Powerball were 11, 21, 27, 36, and 62. The Powerball was 24 and the Power Play was X3.

But no one has claimed the $25 million jackpot for the September 26 draw, according to the Powerball website. As a result, the prize money will now roll over to the next drawing on Thursday, October 1. The estimated jackpot then will be $34 million (with a cash value of $27.3 million).

Even though no players scooped the jackpot in Saturday night's draw, there were some big winners.

Fourteen players matched four white balls and the Powerball correctly to win $50,000 prizes. Another five players did the same, but tripled their winnings to $150,000 with the Power Play feature.

The Powerball jackpot was reset to $20 million last week after a player in New York scooped the $94 million jackpot in the September 16 draw.

The winning ticket was sold at Minogue's Beverage located at 2421 Route 9 in Ballston Spa, according to the Powerball website.

Before that win, the last time the jackpot hadn't been won since August 12 draw, when one lucky player in Florida matched all five white balls and the Powerball to scoop a massive $169 million payout.

The Powerball jackpot was won twice in June. One winner, Thomas Cook, split his $22 million prize with his best friend Joseph Feeney. The pair from Wisconsin shook hands in 1992, agreeing that they would split their winnings if either one ever won the Powerball jackpot, no matter no bought the ticket.

Earlier in the month, a player in West Virginia scooped a $136 million jackpot.

How do you play Powerball?

Powerball is a hugely popular multi-state lottery that is available to play in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. 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 in Tallahassee, Florida.

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.

Why is the Powerball so low?

Powerball slashed its minimum payout in half from $40 million to $20 million with minimum roll increased of $2 million between drawings back in March because of the coronavirus pandemic leading to reduced sales, according to lottery officials.

Powerball Product Group Chairman and Maine Lottery Director Gregory Mineo said in a statement at the time: "Powerball players in many U.S. lottery jurisdictions are under shelter-in-place orders or recommendations, which have affected normal consumer behaviors.

A customer picks up her California Powerball lottery tickets at the famous Bluebird Liquor store which is considered to be a lucky retailer of tickets, in Hawthorne, California on January 13, 2016. Mark Ralston/AFP via Getty Images