Coronavirus is changing all aspects of daily life. It’s also impacted the Powerball. After the next jackpot hits, the start-over amount will change from $40 million to $20 million, the Multi-State Lottery Association announced. The minimum rollover increase will decrease from $10 to $2 million per drawing.
The cash option for the Powerball is currently $144.8 million with the jackpot at $180 million.
Some lottery retailers are closed due to statewide shutdown orders. However, you can still get draw tickets online if you live in Pennsylvania. When you sign up for the PA iLottery through our links here, you’ll receive a free $20.
Recent Powerball winners
Winning numbers on Wednesday, April 1 were 33 – 35 – 45 – 48 – 60 with a powerball of 16. The multiplier was 2x.
Eight tickets matched four white balls and the powerball. Six of them won $50,000 and two cashed for $100,000 with the $1 power play in effect.
Three players in Pennsylvania matched four of five numbers and purchased the power play to win $200.
Winning numbers for Saturday, April 4
Drawings for the Powerball occur every Wednesday and Saturday at 10:59 p.m. ET. In PA, you can purchase tickets up to one hour before drawing time. Check back here for winning numbers following the drawing on April 4.
Winning numbers: 8 – 31 – 39 – 40 – 43 powerball 4
Power play (multiplier): 3x
Remember, after the next Powerball jackpot hits, changes will go in effect.
Powerball Product Group Chairman and Maine Lottery Director, Gregory Mineo, explained the decision:
“Powerball players in many U.S. lottery jurisdictions are under shelter-in-place orders or recommendations from their governors or mayors, which have affected normal consumer behaviors. Just like other enterprises around the world that are making adjustments, we are making proactive changes to continue to offer the world’s premier lottery product.
“We would like to offer support to our loyal players during this unprecedented time. We are committed to being America’s favorite jackpot game.”