Powerball winning numbers for Saturday, May 18. Check your tickets for $77 million jackpot (2024)

Is today your lucky day?

The lottery jackpot was an estimated $77 million with a cash option of $36.2 million for Saturday night's drawing, according to the Powerball website.

The jackpot was last won on May 6 when a Florida lottery player won a $214.9 million jackpot.

Meanwhile, the Mega Millions jackpot is at $421 million with a cash option of $195.9 million,according to the Mega Millions website.

What are the 5/18/24 winning Powerball numbers?

Here are the Powerball winning numbers for Saturday, May 18, 2024:

19 - 36 - 37 - 42 - 59 and Powerball 19

Powerplay was 2x

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When is the next Powerball drawing?

Powerball drawings are held three times a week - Monday, Wednesday and Saturday at 10:59 p.m. Monday drawings were added in 2021.

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How late can I buy Powerball tickets?

The deadline for purchasing Powerball ticket varies by state so don't wait until the last minute. The deadline in New Jersey is 9:59 p.m. on the day of the drawing, while New York's deadline is 10 p.m.

Click here is a complete list of Powerball ticket deadline times by state or jurisdiction.

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How do I play Powerball?

The cost is $2 per ticket, but you can add the Power Play for $1, which will increase the amount of your potential prize up to five times the original prize (except for the jackpot and Match 5). There is also a 10x Power Play possibility when the jackpot is less than $150 million.

Each player selects five numbers from 1 to 69 for the white balls and one number from 1 to 26 for the red Powerball. However, you can also have the lottery machine generate a quick pick ticket with random numbers for you.

Prizes vary from $4 for the matching the Powerball to $1 million for matching all five white balls (except in California) to the jackpot for matching all six balls. You cancheck all the prize payouts on the Powerball website here.

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Where is the Powerball available?

You can play the game in45 states plus the Washington DC, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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Where can you buy lottery tickets?

Tickets can be purchased in-person at gas stations, convenience stores and grocery stores. Some airport terminals may also sell lottery tickets.

You can also order tickets online throughJackpocket, the official digital lottery courier of the USA TODAY Network, in these U.S. states: Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Idaho, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Texas, Washington D.C. and West Virginia. The Jackpocket app allows you to pick your lottery game and numbers, place your order, see your ticket and collect your winnings all using your phone or home computer.

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How can I watch Powerball drawing?

The Powerball drawing is broadcast live on the lottery website at 10:59 p.m. ET on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday. You can watch the drawing by clicking here.

The drawing may be broadcast on a local television station in your market as well.

What are my odds of winning?

Playing the Powerball can be exciting, but just don't go spending those millions before you win.

The odds of winning the jackpot are 292,201,338-to-1.

The odds to match all five white balls are 11,688,053-to-1.

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Lump sum or annuity?

The major lotteries in the United States offer two jackpot payout options: annuity and cash.

The annuity option is paid out over time. There is an immediate payment and then 29 annual payments after that, increasing by 5% each year.

The cash option is significantly lower than the advertised jackpot, but it is paid in a lump sum. You don't have to wait decades for all the money.

Can I win jackpot and remain anonymous?

In some states, like New Jersey, you can win a lottery anonymously. That wasn't always the case,but now winners are able to stay anonymousunder a law that was signed by Gov. Phil Murphy.

In other states, a winner's name and hometown are a matter of public record. Check with your state lottery for more information.

Top 10largest Powerball jackpots

Here are the Top 10 jackpots sincethe Powerball lottery began in 1992:

  1. $2.04 billion,Nov. 7, 2022: Won in California

  2. $1.765 billion,Oct. 11, 2023: Won in California

  3. $1.586 billion, Jan. 13, 2016: Three winners in California, Florida, Tennessee

  4. $1.326 billion, April 6, 2024: Won in Oregon

  5. $1.08 billion,July 19, 2023: Won in California

  6. $842.4 million,Jan. 1, 2024: Won in Michigan

  7. $768.4 million,March 27, 2019: Won in Wisconsin

  8. $758.7 million,Aug. 23, 2017:Won in Massachusetts

  9. $754.6 million,Feb. 6, 2023: Won in Washington

  10. $731.1 million,Jan. 20, 2021: Won in Maryland

What was largest U.S. lottery jackpot ever?

Here's a look at the top jackpots won in the United States, between the Powerball and the Mega Millions lotteries:

  1. $2.04 billion, Powerball, Nov. 7, 2022: Won in California

  2. $1.765 billion, Powerball,Oct. 11, 2023: Won in California

  3. $1.602 billion,Mega Millions, Aug. 8, 2023: Won in Florida

  4. $1.586 billion, Powerball, Jan. 13, 2016: Three winners in California, Florida, Tennessee

  5. $1.537 billion, Mega Millions,Oct. 23, 2018: Won in South Carolina

  6. $1.348 billion,Mega Millions, Jan. 13, 2022: Won in Maine

  7. $1.337 billion, Mega Millions,July 29, 2022: Won in Illinois

  8. $1.326 billion, Powerball, April 6, 2024: Won in Oregon

  9. $1.128 billion, Mega Millions, March 26, 2024: Won in New Jersey

  10. $1.08 billion, Powerball, July 19, 2023: Won in California

  11. $1.05 billion, Mega Millions,Jan. 22, 2021: Won in Michigan

  12. $842.4 million, Powerball,Jan. 1, 2024: Won in Michigan

  13. $768.4 million, Powerball,March 27, 2019: Won in Wisconsin

  14. $758.7 million,Powerball, Aug. 23, 2017:Won in Massachusetts

  15. $754.6 million, Powerball:Feb. 6, 2023: Won in Washington

  16. $731.1 million,, Powerball,Jan. 20, 2021: Won in Maryland

  17. $699.8 million, Powerball,Oct. 4, 2021: Won in California

  18. $687.8 million, Powerball, Oct. 27, 2018: Two winners in Iowa, New York

  19. $656 million, Mega Millions, March 30, 2012: Three winners in Illinois, Kansas, Maryland

  20. $648 million, Mega Millions, Dec. 17, 2013: Two winners in California, Georgia

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This article originally appeared on NorthJersey.com: Powerball winning numbers drawing for Saturday 5/18/24

Powerball winning numbers for Saturday, May 18. Check your tickets for $77 million jackpot (2024)

FAQs

Powerball winning numbers for Saturday, May 18. Check your tickets for $77 million jackpot? ›

The winning numbers for Saturday night's Powerball drawing were 19, 36, 37, 42 and 59 with a Powerball of 19. The Power Play was 2X. Winning lottery numbers are sponsored by Jackpocket, the official digital lottery courier of the USA TODAY network.

What does 3 numbers without the Powerball pay? ›

3 numbers - $7 again.

How much do you win if you guess the Powerball number? ›

If you only get the Powerball number, you win $4. Matching one number plus the Powerball also wins you $4, while matching 2 numbers plus the Powerball gets you $7. The prize jumps in value when you match 3 or more numbers: 3 numbers plus the Powerball wins you $100, while 4 numbers plus the Powerball wins you $50,000.

How many Powerball numbers to win? ›

You can choose your lucky numbers on a play slip or let the lottery terminal randomly pick your numbers. To win, match one of the nine ways to win: 5 white balls + 1 red Powerball = Grand prize. 5 white balls = $1 million.

How many numbers do you have to hit on the Powerball to win $1000000? ›

The possible winning tickets and their cash prizes are as follows: Match all 5 white numbers only — $1 million. Match 4 out of 5 white numbers + Powerball — $50,000. Match 4 white numbers only — $100.

How much is 3 Powerball numbers worth? ›

Detailed Draw Results for California
Matching NumbersWinning TicketsPrize Amounts
31,576$8
2 + Powerball1,350$9
1 + Powerball11,466$5
Powerball30,390$3
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How many numbers do I need to win a prize in Powerball? ›

In order to win the Powerball jackpot you need to guess all six numbers correctly. However, you can still win some cash with just a few. The jackpot is now at $185 million for Wednesday's drawing after nobody claimed the prize on Monday.

How many ways can you win money on the Powerball? ›

Players win a prize by matching one of the 9 ways to win. The jackpot is won by matching all five white balls in any order and the red Powerball. Jackpot winners may choose to receive their prize as an annuity, paid in 30 graduated payments over 29 years, or a lump-sum payment.

What happens if you get 3 numbers in the Powerball? ›

If you match two of the main numbers and the Powerball, you'll win $7. The same is true if you match three of the main numbers. Matching three main numbers and the Powerball or four main numbers, that's a $100 payout. To land a $50,000 prize, you'll have to match four main numbers and the Powerball.

Did anyone win Mega Millions June 4, 2024? ›

Did anyone win the Mega Millions on Tuesday, June 4, 2024? There was a grand prize winner in Illinois as well as a Match 5 winner worth $1 million in California and Maryland.

What happens if you get all 5 numbers but not the Powerball? ›

Matching 5 numbers without the Powerball will get you a cool $1 million while simply matching the Powerball number earns you $4. The good news is that your chances of winning any prize is 1 in 24.9.

What happens if you get two numbers without the Powerball? ›

There is no prize for only two numbers match. If you match 2 numbers and Powerball then you win a $7 prize.

How to win Powerball winning numbers? ›

To win, match one of the nine ways to win:
  1. 5 white balls + 1 red Powerball = Grand prize.
  2. 5 white balls = $1 million.
  3. 4 white balls + 1 red Powerball = $50,000.
  4. 4 white balls = $100.
  5. 3 white balls + 1 red Powerball = $100.
  6. 3 white balls = $7.
  7. 2 white balls + 1 red Powerball = $7.
  8. 1 white ball + 1 red Powerball = $4.
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What happens if you get two numbers right on Powerball? ›

What happens if I get 2 numbers right on Powerball? There is no prize for only two numbers match. If you match 2 numbers and Powerball then you win a $7 prize.

How much do you win with 3 numbers on Mega Millions? ›

Three numbers - $10 again

The odds of getting three correct numbers are a bit better at 606 to 1, but you still take home $10.

Can you win with two white balls in Powerball? ›

You will receive a payoff unless you match 0 red balls and 0, 1, or 2 white balls. [Match 3, 4, or 5 white balls, or the red ball, and you win!] KEY FACTS: We're assuming the lottery is fair: all balls are equally likely to be drawn (classical approach to probability).

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