The Powerball jackpot on Monday was the third largest in the history of the game. The next draw will take place on Wednesday, July 19th.
ST. PETERSBURG, Florida — The Powerball jackpot crossed the $1 billion mark on Monday after no one claimed the top prize. However, one Florida player got $1 million richer after the draw.
And they weren’t the only ones – eight people, including one in Florida, had tickets that matched all five white balls, but not the Powerball, meaning they won at least $1 million. Five tickets were sold in Connecticut, Florida, Kentucky, New York and Pennsylvania, earning $1 million. Three tickets sold in Arkansas, Georgia and Texas generated $2 million thanks to an additional multiplier bonus.
Monday’s prize was the third-highest prize in the game and the seventh-highest in U.S. lottery history, surpassed only by the world record $2.04 billion Powerball jackpot won last year and the $1.586 billion Powerball jackpot won in 2016 year.
Powerball is one of two huge top prize lottery games that have been accumulating over the course of several months. The Mega Millions jackpot reaches $640 million on Tuesday. The last Mega Millions jackpot was won on April 18, and Powerball hasn’t seen a top prize winner since April 19.
Jackpot winners can receive the full amount over 29 years, or opt for a smaller cash amount.
What were the Powerball winning numbers for 7/17/23?
The winning numbers were 5-8-9-17-41, Powerball 21 and Powerplay 4X.
When is the Powerball draw?
The Powerball draw takes place live at 10:59 pm ET every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday. Tickets, which cost $2 per performance, are on sale in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands.
What are my chances of winning the Powerball?
The odds of winning the Powerball jackpot are one in 292.2 million.
Huge lottery jackpots have become more common over the past few years as lottery officials have changed rules and ticket prices to increase top prizes.
Powerball’s biggest change came in 2021 when officials decided to add the Monday draw to the weekly Wednesday and Saturday draw lineup. At the time of the announcement, Powerball announced that the addition of the Monday draw would result in “larger and faster growing jackpots”.
TEGNA Digital contributed to this report.