Powerball winning numbers for the 10/02/2021 drawing: $ 635 million jackpot
The Powerball Lottery jackpot has reached $ 635 million for the player who holds the winning ticket on Saturday, October 2. The one-time cash payout for tonight’s Powerball draw is $ 450 million, lottery officials said.
It is the highest Powerball jackpot since the January 20, 2021 draw, when a jackpot of $ 731.1 million was won in Maryland, game officials said in a press release.
If won, Saturday’s jackpot will be the sixth biggest prize in Powerball gaming history and the 10th biggest jackpot in US lottery history.
The winning numbers for the Powerball of Saturday 2 October are: 28, 38, 42, 47, 52 and the Powerball of 01.
Lottery officials have tips for those with the winning numbers:
- Sign your winning ticket. Write your full name and signature on the back of the winning ticket. If you lose your ticket, having your name on the ticket means that no one else will be able to cash it.
- Keep your winning ticket in a safe place. Take steps to protect your winning lottery ticket by keeping it in a secure location where it will not be accidentally thrown away.
- Get legal and financial advice. It may be a good idea to speak to experienced professionals such as a lawyer, accountant, or investment advisor to help you manage your earnings. Powerball winning numbers are drawn every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday at 10:59 p.m. EST, with Powerball results usually posted within 5 minutes.
Ticket sales end at least one hour before the draw in most states, but a state can stop sales earlier, such as Illinois, which stops sales three hours before the draw. In Maryland and New Jersey, ticket sales end at 9:59 pm; in Virginia, they close at 10 p.m. Check with your state lottery for the cut-off time.
The biggest Powerball jackpot in history was $ 1.586 billion, which was split by winners in California, Florida and Tennessee in January 2016.
To win the Powerball jackpot, a player must match the five white balls in any order and the red Powerball number. The odds of picking the correct Powerball Grand Prize numbers are one in 292,201,338, which does not change even though more players buy tickets when the jackpot is huge.
You have a better chance of winning the Powerball jackpot if you let the computer pick your numbers, according to lottery officials. About 75 percent of winning tickets over the years had numbers chosen by a computer.
Powerball tickets cost $ 2 each. Find places where you can buy your Powerball tickets here.
Here are the five biggest Powerball jackpots in the history of the game:
- $ 1.586 billion, January 13, 2016
- $ 768.4 million, March 27, 2019
- $ 758.7 million, August 23, 2017
- $ 731.1 million, January 20, 2021
- $ 688 million, October 27, 2018
- $ 590.5 million, May 18, 2013
Winners can choose to receive the full jackpot amount in 30 installments over 29 years, or winners can receive a lump sum payout that is lower than the actual total.