Powerball Jackpot Climbs to $1.73 Billion: No Winner for Monday’s $1.5 Billion Prize
In an exhilarating turn of events, the latest Powerball numbers for Monday’s jaw-dropping $1.5 billion prize have been revealed, but unfortunately, no one was able to clinch the entire jackpot. The winning numbers that were declared on Monday night were 16, 34, 46, 55, 67, and the Powerball number 14, with a multiplier of 3. Although this life-changing amount remained untouched, the draw for the prize, which has now swelled to an astonishing $1.73 billion, will continue on Wednesday.
While the allure of the substantial grand prize continues to captivate millions across the nation, it is worth noting that the cash payout for this mind-boggling amount is estimated to be $756 million. However, the dream of hitting it big was not completely shattered for some lucky individuals. Florida boasted at least one ticket that matched five numbers and the power play number, winning a handsome sum of $2 million. Additionally, match five winners in California, Indiana, Oregon, and Virginia each walked away with $1 million.
Monday’s colossal jackpot has earned the distinction of being the third-largest prize in Powerball history. However, with Wednesday’s prize now accumulating to an even higher sum, it has surged to become the second-largest prize in the game’s remarkable timeline. This remarkable turn of events has created immense anticipation and excitement among Powerball enthusiasts nationwide.
This current run has marked the 35th consecutive drawing in the Powerball series. The game, which has captivated the attention of millions since its inception, is played not only in 45 states but also in the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Powerball’s soaring popularity is evidenced by the previous billion-dollar prize of $2.04 billion, which was snagged in California last November. Prior to that, in January 2016, three fortunate winners from California, Florida, and Tennessee shared a mammoth $1.586 billion jackpot.
As the nation gears up for the upcoming draw on Wednesday, the stakes have never been higher. Powerball enthusiasts remain hopeful that luck will be on their side this time, and that they will be able to bask in the unprecedented glory of becoming overnight billionaires.