The Powerball jackpot is now at $77 million ($61.9 million for the cash option) for Wednesday, May 13. Who couldn’t use a few extra million – especially in days like these?
With some lotto retailers still closed for coronavirus precautions, many players are heading online to buy tickets, at least in the states where that is possible. Pennsylvania is one of those states.
Lottery players in PA can purchase $2 draw tickets online at the PA iLottery platform, where you can also find other lotto products. Signing up through our links here will get you a free $20 plus a deposit bonus.
Recent Powerball numbers and winners
The winning numbers for the previous drawing on May 9 were 12 – 18 – 42 – 48 – 65 with a powerball of 19. The power play multiplier was 5x, meaning any winning ticket that added the $1 power play would have multiplied winnings by 5-times, except for the jackpot and the million-dollar prize.
One ticket in South Carolina did match all five white balls and had the power play to double the winnings from $1 million to $2 million.
Seven tickets matched four white balls and the powerball. That was worth $50,000 for six of them including one player in Pennsylvania. But one had the power play to up the winnings to $250,000 in this case. Talk about a great use of the power play option.
Winning Powerball numbers Wednesday, May 13
Winning Powerball numbers are drawn every Wednesday and Saturday night at 11 p.m. ET. Find the winning numbers for May 13, 2020 here when they are available.
Winning numbers: 39 – 53 – 54 – 56 – 57 powerball 20
Power play multiplier: 3X
Lotto changes during coronavirus closures
With decreased lottery sales, there are some changes to Powerball and Mega Millions drawings for the time being. The reset amount for both drawings is now $20 million, as opposed to $40 million.
Additionally, there is no minimum jackpot increase between drawings when the Grand Prize is not hit. That means roll increases depend on sales and interest rates only.
Still, there is plenty of interest in these games, keeping the jackpots at life-changing sums.