Tonight's record Powerball drawing: Here's what you need to know

The Powerball jackpot has reached another record.

After no one matched the six numbers drawn for Saturday's $1.6 billion jackpot, the grand prize ballooned to $1.9 billion, making it the largest ever.

Not everyone who participated in Saturday's drawing walked away empty-handed, however. Sixteen players came close to winning it all, matching five out of the six winning numbers. They each took home $1 million prizes. One winner in Kentucky pocketed $2 million.

When is the next Powerball drawing?

The next drawing is Monday at 10:59 p.m. It will be livestreamed at

The website had at first mistakenly listed 11:30 p.m. as the drawing time, leading to confusion among some. But by 9:30 a.m. Monday the error had been remedied, with the correct drawing time listed.

Where can I buy a ticket?

Powerball is played in 45 states, Washington DC, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. In Ohio, more than 9,800 retailers sell lottery tickets, according to Ohio Lottery. To find one near you, search this map.

Powerball ticket
Powerball ticket

How do you play Powerball?

Select five numbers from 1 to 69 and one number from 1 to 26.

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

  • 4 white balls + 1 red Powerball = $50,000

  • 4 white balls = $100

  • 3 white balls + 1 red Powerball = $100

  • 3 white balls = $7

  • 2 white balls + 1 red Powerball = $7

  • 1 white ball + 1 red Powerball = $4

  • 1 red Powerball = $4

You can multiply non-jackpot prizes by 2, 3, 4, 5 or 10 with the Power Play option for an additional $1 per play.

How much is the next jackpot?

Monday’s jackpot sits at $1.9 billion, the largest ever in Powerball's 30-year history. Winners can opt for a lump sum payout of $929.1 million or take the full $1.9 billion paid over 30 graduated payments over 29 years, according to Powerball. The payments increase by 5% each year.

The previous record was from 2016 when three winners in California, Florida and Tennessee split $1.586 billion.

USA Today contributed to this report.

Monroe Trombly covers breaking and trending news.


This article originally appeared on The Columbus Dispatch: Powerball record: What you need to know about tonight's drawing