Powerball jackpot approaching $500 million. Will there be a winner on New Year's Day? – USA TODAY

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There will be another chance to secure the winning Powerball jackpot on Saturday, and it will be even closer to $500 million after no one had Wednesday’s winning numbers.
The winning numbers for Wednesday night’s drawing were 2, 6, 9, 33, 39 and power ball 11. Powerplay was 2x.
No winners were detected in Wednesday’s drawing making the total jackpot $483 million dollars with a cash value of $347.7 million, according to the Powerball website.
The next drawing will be Saturday, Jan. 1.
The Powerball jackpot winner was last drawn on Oct. 4.  
Powerball draws occur three times a week, on every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday at 10:59 p.m. EDT. The latest drawing can be found at www.powerball.com/watch-drawing.
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Here are answers to some frequently asked questions about the Powerball:
Powerball tickets are $2 apiece. Tack on the Power Play for $1 and your non-jackpot winnings could be multiplied up to five times. Players can multiply non-jackpot wins up to 10 times when the jackpot is $150 million or less.
For an extra $1, you can enter your numbers into a second drawing held after the main jackpot draw. Participants can win prizes ranging from $7 to $10 million.
Powerball can be played in 45 states, Washington D.C., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The cutoff time to buy a Powerball ticket varies for each jurisdiction. Check with you local lottery office for details.
Yes, but the opportunity once again depends on each jurisdiction. Check with your local lottery office for more details.
The previous most recent Powerball jackpot winner was Oct 4, 2021. One lucky California winner scored the winning ticket worth $699.8 million.
Here’s a look all of the Powerball jackpot winners in 2021. They include:
Contributing: Indystar.com


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