The Powerball jackpot exceeds $1 billion in the drawing on Monday, October 2

The Powerball jackpot exceeds $1 billion in the drawing on Monday, October 2

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The Powerball jackpot is now worth over $1 billion!

No one matched all six balls in Saturday night’s Powerball drawing, so the jackpot is estimated at $1.04 billion in Monday night’s drawing. The cash option would be $478.2 million.

It’s just the fourth Powerball game to reach the $1 billion mark. The jackpot is the ninth largest US lottery prize of all time (see charts below).

The Powerball was not hit in 31 drawings. It was last won on July 19 when a California lottery player won the $1.08 billion jackpot — the third-largest Powerball of all time.

Seven big win tickets

While there has been no jackpot winner, America now has seven new millionaires.

Tickets sold in Florida (2), Maryland, Michigan, and Pennsylvania matched the five white balls to win $1 million, while two tickets from Indiana and North Carolina had a Power Play to win $2 million each.

Powerball numbers for Saturday, September 30

Here are the winning Powerball numbers for Saturday, September 30, 2023: 19 – 30 – 37 – 44 – 46 and Powerball 22. The Powerplay was 2x.

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When is the next Powerball drawing?

Powerball drawings are held three times a week – Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday at 10:59 p.m. Monday drawings have been added in 2021.

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How long can I buy Powerball tickets?

The deadline to purchase a Powerball ticket varies by state, so don’t wait until the last minute. The deadline in New Jersey is 9:59pm on the day of the drawing, while the deadline in New York is 10pm

Click here for a complete list of Powerball ticket deadline times by state or jurisdiction.

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How do I play Powerball?

The cost is $2 per ticket, but you can add a Power Play for $1, which will increase your potential prize amount by up to five times the original prize (excluding the jackpot and Match 5). There is also the possibility of playing with 10x power when the jackpot is less than $150 million.

Each player chooses five numbers from 1 to 69 for the white balls and one number from 1 to 26 for the red balls. However, you can also have the lottery machine generate a quick pick ticket with random numbers for you.

Prizes range from $4 for matching the Powerball to $1 million for matching all five white balls (except California) to the grand prize for matching all six balls. You can check out all the jackpot payouts on the Powerball website here.

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Where can I buy Powerball tickets?

You can play the game in 45 states plus Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands.

Many grocery stores, gas stations, and convenience stores sell lottery tickets. Some states allow Powerball tickets to be purchased online, but beware of scam websites. Check with your state’s lottery for more details about online sales before purchasing tickets online.

You do not need to be a US citizen or resident of the particular state where you purchased your ticket.

Here you can purchase tickets from New Jersey lottery retailers: Click here.

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How do I watch the Powerball drawing?

The Powerball drawing is broadcast live on the lottery’s website at 10:59 PM ET on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays. You can view the drawing by clicking here.

The drawing may be broadcast on a local TV station in your market as well.

What are my odds of winning?

Playing Powerball can be exciting, but don’t spend those millions before you win.

The odds of winning the jackpot are 292,201,338 to 1.

The odds of matching all five white balls are 11,688,053 to 1.

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Lump sum or pension?

Major lotteries in the United States offer two jackpot payout options: an annuity and cash.

The annuity option is paid over time. There is an immediate payment and then 29 annual payments thereafter, increasing by 5% each year.

The cash option is much lower than the advertised jackpot, but is paid out in a lump sum. You don’t have to wait decades to get all that money.

Can I win the jackpot and remain anonymous?

In some states, like New Jersey, you can win the lottery anonymously. This wasn’t always the case, but winners can now remain anonymous under a law signed by Gov. Phil Murphy.

In other states, the winner’s name and hometown are public record. Check with your state lottery for more information.

Top 10 Powerball Jackpots

Here are the top 10 jackpots since the Powerball lottery began in 1992:

  1. $2.04 billion, November 7, 2022: Won in California
  2. $1.586 billion, January 13, 2016: Three winners in California, Florida and Tennessee.
  3. $1.08 billion, July 19, 2023: Won in California
  4. $1.04 billion, October 2, 2023:
  5. $768.4 million, March 27, 2019: Won in Wisconsin
  6. $758.7 million, August 23, 2017: Won in Massachusetts
  7. $754.6 million, February 6, 2023: Won in Washington
  8. $731.1 million, January 20, 2021: Won in Maryland
  9. $699.8 million, October 4, 2021: Won in California
  10. $687.8 million, October 27, 2018: Two winners in Iowa, New York

What is the largest American lottery jackpot ever?

Here’s a look at the top jackpots won in the US, between Powerball and Mega Millions:

  1. $2.04 billion Powerball, November 7, 2022: California
  2. $1.602 billion, Mega Millions, August 8, 2023: Florida
  3. $1.586 Billion Powerball, January 13, 2016: Three winners in California, Florida and Tennessee.
  4. $1.537 billion, Mega Millions, October 23, 2018: Win in South Carolina
  5. $1.348 billion, Mega Millions, January 13, 2022: Win in Maine
  6. $1.337 billion, Mega Millions, July 29, 2022: Illinois
  7. $1.08 Billion Powerball, July 19, 2023: Won in California
  8. $1.05 Billion, Mega Millions, January 22, 2021: Won in Michigan
  9. $1.04 Billion Powerball, October 2, 2023:
  10. $768.4 million, Powerball, March 27, 2019: Won in Wisconsin
  11. $758.7 million Powerball, August 23, 2017: Won in Massachusetts
  12. $754.6 million, Powerball: February 6, 2023: Won in Washington
  13. $731.1 million, Powerball, January 20, 2021: Won in Maryland
  14. $699.8 million, Powerball, October 4, 2021: Won in California
  15. $687.8 million, Powerball, October 27, 2018: Two winners in Iowa, New York
  16. $656 million, Mega Millions, March 30, 2012: Three winners in Illinois, Kansas, Maryland
  17. $648 million, Mega Millions, December 17, 2013: Two winners in California, Georgia
  18. $632.6 million, Powerball, January 5, 2022: Two winners in California, Wisconsin
  19. $590.5 million Powerball, May 18, 2013: Won in Florida
  20. $587.5 million Powerball, November 28, 2012: Arizona vs. Missouri winners

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