No tickets matched all six numbers drawn Monday night – white balls with the numbers 2, 21, 26, 40 and 42 and red Powerball 9 – so the Powerball jackpot has now ballooned to around $672 million.
This means there is still hope for lottery players to immediately become millionaires in the upcoming draw on Wednesday evening.
The $672 million jackpot is currently the 10th largest prize in Powerball history and the third highest total in the game this year, following the $1.08 billion grand jackpot won in California in July.
Even though no one won the grand prize, Monday’s drawing still produced more than 905,000 winning tickets across the United States, according to a press release. A ticket from Massachusetts won $1 million by matching all five white ball numbers.
Other big wins on Monday included 17 tickets winning $50,000 and three tickets winning $150,000.
In the event a winner matches all six numbers in Wednesday night’s drawing, the player will have two choices: a prize annuity of $672 million, where they will receive an immediate payment, followed by 29 annual payments that increase by 5% each year ; or a lump sum cash payment of approximately $320.5 million. Both prize amounts are calculated before taxes.
According to Powerball officials, the overall odds of winning a prize are 1 in 24.9 and the odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 292.2 million.
The draw will air Wednesday evening at 10:59 p.m. ET.