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Wednesday's Powerball jackpot ranks as its fourth-largest

Four winning Powerball tickets have been sold so far in 2023, including one worth over $1 billion in July.
Wednesday's Powerball jackpot ranks as its fourth-largest
Posted at 5:06 AM, Sep 26, 2023
and last updated 2023-09-26 10:29:02-04

Wednesday's Powerball jackpot will grow to an estimated $835 million after no one hit all six numbers on Monday's drawing worth over $750 million. Wednesday marks the fourth-largest jackpot in the lottery's history.

The numbers for Monday's drawing were 10-12-22-36-50 and a Powerball of 4.

The odds of winning the jackpot are about 1 in 292 million. There have been four winning Powerball tickets sold in 2023

The Powerball jackpot has grown since a winning ticket was sold on July 19, marking 29 consecutive drawings without a winner. 

Powerball also has prizes of $4 up to $2 million. The odds of winning a smaller prize are about 1 in 25. There were nearly 1.2 million winning tickets for smaller prizes on Monday. Among the smaller prizes, four tickets on Monday hit all five white balls, which pays out at least $1 million.

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Powerball is played in 45 states and Washington, D.C. Wednesday's jackpot is the second-largest Powerball has had this year, behind a winning ticket was sold in California on July 19. That jackpot was worth $1.08 billion.

Since Powerball lengthened the odds of hitting all six numbers in 2015, the multi-state lottery generally has six to nine winners a year. All 10 of its largest jackpots have also come since 2015. The largest Powerball jackpot in history was $2.04 billion, won on Nov. 7, 2022.

The $835 million jackpot figure is based on the winner choosing the annuity option. If the winner takes the lump sum, that person would win $390.4 million. Both figures are before taxes.


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