Powerball Keeps the Excitement Alive: Jackpot Rebooted to $20 Million

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The $1.76 billion Powerball jackpot was won by a California citizen alone, but more than 150 players throughout the country who correctly predicted the bulk of the numbers also earned between $50,000 and $2 million.

Here Powerball Draw Result

In the drawing on October 11th, seven players correctly matched the first five numbers to win a reward of $1,000,000; moreover, $2 million was won by Arizona and Pennsylvania second-prize Power Play tickets.

Two players—one in Pennsylvania and the other in Arizona—won $2 million from the Powerball before taxes by doubling their win by including the Power Play.

By matching five white balls—22, 24, 40, 52, and 64—with the Power Play option, the ticket earned $2 million.

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In addition, seven participants in the October 11 drawing matched the first five numbers to win a $1,000,000 reward.

Those recent millionaires before taxes come from

(2) California

New York (2) Florida (1)

Virginia (1) Oklahoma (1)

In addition, 24 more tickets that matched four of the first five numbers and added the Power Play feature netted Powerball players $100,000.

Finally, without using the Power Play option, 121 Powerball players won $50,000 on Wednesday night by correctly selecting four of the first five numbers.

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The $1.76 billion ($774.1 million cash) grand prize was won by a single ticket purchased in California, making it the second-largest Powerball jackpot and the second-largest U.S. lottery jackpot ever.

New York Powerball players claim additional $1 million winnings from this summer’s draws.

How likely is it that you’ll win the Powerball?

It seems sense that some lottery players might be drawn in by the enormous $1.73 billion jackpot, but it’s important to remember that the odds of taking home the top reward in the Powerball game are quite low.

A Powerball jackpot has a likelihood of winning of one in 292.2 million.

The likelihood of winning a Powerball prize is around 1 in 24.9 across all tiers.  

Where are lottery tickets sold?

In-person ticket sales are available in grocery stores, gas stations, and convenience stores. There may be lottery ticket sales at some airport terminals.

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 more U.S. states that accept online lottery ticket orders.

The USA TODAY Network’s designated digital lottery courier is Jackpocket.

Using your phone or personal computer, you may choose your lottery game and numbers, make an order, view your ticket, and collect your winnings using the Jackpocket app.  

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Following 36 straight draws since the previous jackpot winner on July 19, this week’s jackpot is now the second-largest lottery payout in history. The longest streak was 41 draws, which was established in 2021 and 2022.

The $2.04 billion Powerball jackpot won by a winner in California in November of last year was the only top prize to ever be greater.

The single winner of the $1.7 billion jackpot chooses to receive their money over a 30-year period through an annuity. The cash option, which is expected to be worth $774.1 million for Wednesday night’s drawing, is usually chosen by winners.

Along with the jackpot ticket that was sold in Frazier Park, a 5/5 ticket was also sold at Atlantic Wine and Spirits in Monterey Park. The value of that ticket is $760,111.

Now, the Powerball starts over with $20 million.

Along with Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands, Powerball is played in 45 states.

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