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The jackpot for the Powerball drawing for May 18 jumped to an estimated $101 million with a cash value of $59.0 million. The Wednesday winning numbers were 40, 41, 58, 64 and 65. The Powerball drawn was 17 with a Power Play of 3x.

During Monday's draw, there were no lucky winners of the jackpot worth $91.2 million, meanwhile a second prize winner from Georgia was announced, taking home $1 million. The grand prize remains at stake; among the 2022 Mega Millions jackpot wins was the $632.6 million prize won by a player from California, Wisconsin, during the Jan. 5 draw. Also, a player from Connecticut won the Feb. 14 prize worth $185.3 million and most recently was the lucky player from Arizona, winning $473.1 million.

The odds of winning the next Powerball draw are 292,201,388 to 1. Per player, there is 1 in 11,688,053 chance to match five numbers and win at least $1 million, while the odds are 913,129 to 1 of winning the third prize worth at least $50,000.

To get a chance to win the jackpot, a player must match the six numbers on their ticket to the drawn six-number combination. The five numbers need to be selected from 1 to 69 for the white balls, while the remaining number is selected from 1 to 26 for the red Powerball.

To claim the jackpot prize, the winners will have options; they can either select their prize as an annuity or a lump-sum payment. The annuity guarantees the winner to receive 30 graduated payments over 29 years. The annual payments increase by 5% until the 30th and final payment. The 30 payments added up equal the value of the annuity.

The Powerball costs $2 per play. Powerball is available in 45 states, Washington DC, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands

Drawings are held on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays at 10:59 pm ET. Meanwhile, the sales cut-off times vary depending on the selling jurisdiction, mostly by one to two hours before the drawing schedule.

The Powerball drawing is aired live on TV stations throughout the state; WBKB-TV 11 (CBS), WDIV-TV 4 (NBC), WNEM-TV 5 (CBS), WXSP-TV (MyNetwork TV), WLAJ-TV 53 (ABC), WMKG-TV 38 (IND), WLUC-TV 6 (NBC/FOX) and WGTU-TV 29/WGTQ-TV 8 (ABC).

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