When the lucky ticket was sold in Los Angeles on July 19, the most recent Powerball jackpot had reached $1.08 billion, making it the fourth-largest payout in the lottery’s history.
On Thursday, the jackpot continued to rise, and it is now well over $1 billion, drawing near to the biggest payout in the game’s history.
After Wednesday’s drawing delivered no winners, the lottery jackpot increased to about $1.4 billion, with a cash value of $643.7 million. On t 10:59 p.m.
Currently, the jackpot is the third-largest prize in history. A $2 billion winning ticket purchased in California in November of last year is still some distance from being the greatest prize ever.
When the winning ticket was sold in Los Angeles on July 19, the most recent jackpot was at $1.08 billion, making it the fourth-largest incentive.
What time is the next Powerball drawing?
Every Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday at 10:59 p.m. Ball drawings are held every hour on the hour, or three times every week. Saturday, October 7 is the next drawing.
Which numbers last won the Powerball?
9, 35, 54, 63, and 64 were the winning numbers in the drawing held on Wednesday, October 4. The Power Play was 2X and the Red ball was 1.
There were $2 million Match 5 + Power Play winners in Kentucky, Pennsylvania, and Texas with the reality that there were no jackpot winners. Also, there were other wins in Colorado, New York, and Pennsylvania, as well as two $1 million Match 5 winners each in California and Texas.
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What is Powerball?
Each play of He ball costs $2.
To play, choose one from 1 to 26 for the red Powerball and five numbers between 1 and 69 for the white balls.
You can record your lucky numbers on a play slip, or you can let the lottery machine select them at random.
Pick one of the nine winning combinations.
- Grand prize: 5 white balls plus 1 red ball.
- 5 white balls equal $1,000,000.
- $50,000 is equal to 4 white balls and 1 red ball.
- $100 is equal to 4 white balls.
- $1 Powerball plus 1 red ball is $100.
- $ 7 for 3 white balls.
- 1 red Powerball plus 1 white ball equals $7.
- In the red Powerball, $1 plus $1 = $4.
- $4 for 1 red Powerball.
- For an additional $1 each play, you can use the Power Play to increase your earnings by 2, 3, 4, 5, and 10 times. Players can increase non-jackpot winnings by up to ten times when the jackpot is $150 million or less.
- All prizes are fixed monetary amounts, with the exception of the grand prize. The number of winners and the volume of sales determine the prize payouts in California.
What is the chance that you will win the Powerball?
A Powerball jackpot winner has a one in 292,201,338 chance of doing so. The lowest reward, $4 for one red ball, has a one in 38.32 chance of winning.
The odds of winning a prize overall, based on a $2 play and rounded to two decimal places, are one in 24.87, according to Powerball.
Which Powerball jackpot has ever been the biggest?
Below are the five largest Powerball prizes ever won:
- In California, one winning ticket in November 2022 brought in $2,04 billion.
- In January 2016, three winning tickets in California, Florida, and Tennessee brought in $1.586 billion.
- The current lottery jackpot is $1.4 billion.
- In California in July 2023, a single winning ticket brought in $1.08 billion.
- In Wisconsin, one winning ticket in March 2019 brought in $768.4 million.
Where are lottery tickets sold?
In-person ticket sales are available at grocery stores, gas stations, and convenience stores. Some airport terminals might sell lottery tickets.
Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Idaho, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Texas, Washington, D.C., and West Virginia are among the U.S. states that accept online lottery ticket orders. The USA TODAY Network’s designated digital lottery courier is Jackpocket.
You can use the Jackpocket app on your phone or computer to select your lottery game and numbers, place an order, view your ticket, and collect your winnings.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
How do I play Powerball?
To play Powerball, you need to choose five main numbers from a pool of 1 to 69 and one Powerball number from 1 to 26. If your selected numbers match the drawn numbers, you win prizes, with the jackpot being the highest reward.
3. When are Powerball draws held?
Powerball draws are held on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 10:59 PM Eastern Time. Be sure to check your ticket before the draw to participate.
Can I play Powerball online?
Yes, you can play Powerball online through various state lottery websites and authorized online lottery platforms. This allows you to participate even if you're not in a participating state.
What happens if there is no jackpot winner?
If no one wins the Powerball jackpot in a drawing, the prize money rolls over to the next drawing. This is how Powerball jackpots can grow to immense amounts.
What are Power Play and Power Play multipliers?
Power Play is an optional feature for an additional $1 per ticket. It multiplies non-jackpot prizes by a factor of 2x, 3x, 4x, 5x, or 10x, depending on the Power Play number drawn.