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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.
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Posted at 7:06 AM, Sep 26, 2023

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.

Can I stay anonymous if I win the record Mega Millions jackpot?
A Mega Millions ticket is seen as a person makes a purchase inside a convenience store.

Can I stay anonymous if I win the record Mega Millions jackpot?

Eighteen states grant anonymity to lottery winners, but many other states provide options for those seeking to remain out of the spotlight.


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.