UPDATE: Powerball climbs to $1.2 billion after no one won on Monday
UPDATE (AP): There were no big treats from the Halloween night Powerball drawing, as none of the tickets sold matched all six numbers.
The lack of a winner means the next drawing Wednesday night will be for a massive $1.2 billion jackpot. The winning numbers drawn Monday were: white balls 13, 19, 36, 39, 59 and the red power ball 13.
The increased jackpot will be the 4th-largest in U.S. history. The biggest prize was a $1.586 billion Powerball jackpot won by three ticketholders in 2016.
The winning numbers from the $1 billion Powerball lottery are 19-13-39-59-36-13. If you’re the lucky winner, you can claim your prize at the place where you purchased the ticket.
It’s the second time in the Powerball’s history the jackpot has hit that total. The other jackpot, worth $1.5 billion, was won by three people in 2016.
ORIGNAL (WHEC): Right now lots of people are busy daydreaming about winning tonight’s Powerball Jackpot that’s worth $1 billion. What would you do with all that money?
Before Uncle Sam gets a cut in the form of taxes, $1 billion is up for grabs. News10NBC’s Patrick Moussignac went to Gates Big M on Spencerport Road yesterday and talked to customers to find out what they would do if they won the jackpot.
“You know it’s kind of huge. A billion dollars, it’s like why not just give it a try,” Kerri Hugelmaier said.
Patrick Moussignac: “What are you thinking?”
Jerry Smith: “Buying an island, and guess what I’m going to fill it with? A lot of women.”
Hugelmaier added, “Honestly I think I would go on a really tropical trip, but I would also, you know, buy a bigger house, and put some money into things I like want to like, maybe the health care system, and stuff like that.”
Moussignac: “Now you did something that’s very old school. You brought in your own ticket already filled out.”
Bennett: “Yup, I use the same one over, and over.”
Moussignac: “I was going to ask you where did those numbers, where did you get the inspiration for those numbers.”
Bennett: “There, there, there, there. I pull them out of thin air.”
Moussignac: “What would you do with all that money?
Bennett: “Well first of all my wife told me we’d take the lump sum, and then after that, just kind of sit back, and give it a lot of thought.”
Monday night’s drawing takes place just before 11 o’clock. All you need is $2 and a dream.