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One of the largest Powerball jackpots ever has been won, the lottery group said Wednesday night. At $1.72 Billion, it was the 2nd-largest jackpot ever in the United States.

The winners beat the 1-in-292.2 million odds by picking the magic combination: 22, 24, 40, 52, 64 and Powerball 10. The power play multiplier was 3X.

In all, 7 tickets across the country matched all five white balls to win a $1 million prize. Two tickets sold matched all five white balls but also had the Power Play option meaning the owner won $2 million.

There were also 121 tickets nationwide that won $50,000 prizes and another 24 tickets won a $100,000 prize.

Wednesday’s Powerball drawing had more than 5,342,900 winning tickets overall and lower-tier cash prizes worth $36.87 million.

These are the prize payouts for all states that play Powerball combined, along with the prize values for each prize tier, with and without the “Power Play” on Wed, Oct 11, 2023:


Match Winners Prize PowerPlay Winners PowerPlay Prize
O O O O O | O 1 1,720,000,000 USD X X
O O O O O 7 1,000,000 USD 2 2,000,000 USD
O O O O | O 121 50,000 USD 24 100,000 USD
O O O O 2,880 100 USD 631 200 USD
O O O | O 7,208 100 USD 1,742 200 USD
O O O 175,073 7 USD 41,007 14 USD
O O | O 149,526 7 USD 35,190 14 USD
O | O 1,157,961 4 USD 277,578 8 USD
| O 2,816,124 4 USD 677,821 8 USD

The winner can choose between a 30-year annuitized prize of $1.72 Billion or a lump sum payment of $756.6 million. Both options are pretax estimates.

The $1.72 Billion prize is second only to a $2.04 billion prize won in California in November 2022.

These are the five largest Powerball jackpots in the game’s history:

Rank Jackpot Prize Draw Date Winners
1 US$ 2.04 Billion 08/11/2022 California
2 US$ 1.72 Billion 11/10/2023 California
3 US$ 1.586 Billion 13/01/2016 California, Florida, and Tennessee
4 US$ 1.08 Billion 19/07/2023 California
5 US$ 768.4 Million 27/03/2019 Wisconsin

The jackpot had been swelling since Jul. 19, 2023, when least one lucky ticket won a $1.08 billion jackpot. Before Wednesday night’s drawing, no one had matched the five white balls and red Powerball in the past 36 chances to win.

The odds of picking the correct Powerball grand prize numbers are one in 292,201,338. A total of 44 states, plus Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, that participate in Powerball. Powerball drawings are held every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday at 10:59 p.m. Western time.

Players around the world can play US Powerball online outside the US via lottery messenger service sites with tickets cost $5 each. To avoid online scams be sure that the site you are using is legitimate. For a comparison of three online retailers already reviewed by read here.

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For the next drawing on Saturday, the lottery game’s website shows the jackpot has dropped to just $20 million.

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