It’s a new week, with a new chance at a life-changing jackpot prize in tonight’s Powerball drawing. For May 9, the top prize is up to an estimated $59 million. The lump sum cash value of tonight’s jackpot is $33.9 million.
On Saturday, one ticket holder in Georgia hit a $1 million payday by matching the first five white balls, falling just short of hitting the Grand Prize with no Powerball match.
A whole slew of other players hit the next prize tier by matching four of the five white balls, plus the red Powerball. Twelve tickets won prizes of $50,000 for their good luck, while eight others secured $100,000 because they employed the Power Play option on their ticket when purchasing.
Check the Powerball winning numbers below, after the drawing at 11:00 p.m.
Powerball winning numbers for Monday, May 9, 2022
Winning numbers: 18 – 30 – 35 – 52 – 56
For Powerball, crowning more winners is a numbers game
The Power Play option mentioned above is the $1 ticket add-on that multiplies lower-tier prizes. In addition to Power Play, Powerball has unveiled other innovations to the game in recent years, aiming to amp the game up by offering players more chances to win big money.
Less than a year ago, Powerball added a third weekly drawing on Mondays. Powerball reps said at the time that increasing from two drawings to three would lead to higher jackpots and more winners.
Another game option added at that time was Powerball Double Play. For an additional $1, players can use their selected numbers in a second drawing after the main televised drawing. The Double Play drawing always offers a top prize of $10 million, a second-tier prize of $500,000, and a third-tier prize of $50,000.
Double Play is only available in 13 participating jurisdictions, which includes PA.
Never miss a drawing with PA’s online lottery
Speaking of lottery innovations, you can now play a host of PA Lottery games at your convenience on a computer or mobile device. Sign up for the PA iLottery to check out the constantly-updated online instant games, as well as traditional games like Powerball and Mega Millions.
Yes, you can buy tickets for the jackpot games you already love. When you join today, you’ll get a $20 free play bonus just for signing up. When you deposit money into your players account, you’ll get a deposit match bonus up to $500.
Good luck, and always play responsibly.