Powerball lottery jackpot reaches $635M: What to know from winning numbers to drawing times

Chris Sims
Indianapolis Star

The Powerball lottery continues to rise after no one matched all six numbers from Wednesday night's drawing. 

The Powerball jackpot rolled over to an estimated $635 million with a cash option value of $450 million for the Saturday, Oct. 2 drawing.

There was not a winner in the Double Play on Wednesday.

The largest Powerball jackpot ever cashed in at $1.586 billion. Three winners claimed a stake in what still stands as the nation's largest lottery jackpot, with winning tickets sold in three states (California, Florida and Tennessee) on Jan. 13, 2016.


A customer fills out her Powerball lottery ticket at a convenience store in North Andover, Mass., Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014.

Here's what you need to know about the Powerball:

Powerball numbers and results

No one matched all six numbers for the Wednesday, Sept. 29 drawing. The numbers were 2, 7, 11, 17, 32 and the Powerball was 11. The Power Play was 3.

Powerball Double Play numbers

The Double Play numbers were 3, 19, 29, 50, 58 and the Powerball is 3.

When are Powerball draw days?

Powerball draws occur three times a week, on every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday.

What time is the Powerball drawing?

Videos of the latest Powerball drawing can be found at www.powerball.com/watch-drawing at 10:59 p.m. EDT.

How much a Powerball ticket costs

Powerball tickets are $2 apiece. Tack on the Power Play for $1 and your non-jackpot winnings could be multiplied up to five times. Players can multiply non-jackpot wins up to 10 times when the jackpot is $150 million or less.

What is Powerball's Double Play?

For an extra $1, you can enter your numbers into a second drawing held after the main jackpot draw. Participants can win prizes ranging from $7 to $10 million.

Odds of winning Powerball

Approximately 1 in every 24.87 Powerball tickets sold are winners. The likelihood of winning the jackpot is 1 in 292,201,338.

What is the deadline for buying Powerball tickets?

Powerball can be played in 45 states, Washington D.C., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The cutoff time to buy a Powerball ticket varies for each jurisdiction. Check with you local lottery office for details.

Chris Sims is a digital sports producer at IndyStar. Follow him on Twitter: @ChrisFSims.