The Powerball lottery has rolled over 22 times since the last winner in July, creating one of the biggest jackpots ever. The estimated prize for Wednesday night’s drawing is $672 million, with a cash option of $320.5 million.
How to play Powerball
Powerball is a multi-state lottery game that costs $2 per ticket. Players can choose five numbers from 1 to 69 for the white balls and one number from 1 to 26 for the red Powerball. They can also opt for a quick pick ticket with random numbers. The drawings are held three times a week on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday at 10:59 p.m. ET.
To win the jackpot, players must match all six numbers drawn. The odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 292.2 million. There are also smaller prizes for matching some of the numbers, ranging from $4 to $1 million. The Power Play option, which costs an extra $1, can multiply the non-jackpot prizes by up to 10 times, depending on the jackpot amount and the number drawn.
Where to watch Powerball drawing
The Powerball drawing is broadcast live on the lottery website and on local television stations in participating states. You can also check the winning numbers on the Powerball app or on various online platforms. The deadline for buying tickets varies by state, but it is usually an hour or two before the drawing.
What are the winning numbers for Wednesday, Sept. 20?
The winning numbers for Wednesday night’s drawing were 16, 27, 59, 62, 63, and the Powerball was 23. The Power Play was 3X. No one matched all six numbers, so the jackpot will grow to an estimated $699 million for the next drawing on Saturday, Sept. 23.
What are the largest Powerball jackpots ever?
The current jackpot is the 10th largest Powerball and the 15th largest U.S. lottery jackpot in history. The record for the largest Powerball jackpot is $2.04 billion, which was won by a single ticket in California in November 2022. The record for the largest U.S. lottery jackpot is $2.05 billion, which was won by a single ticket in Michigan in January 2021.
Here is a list of the top 10 Powerball jackpots of all time:
|1||$2.04 billion||Nov. 7, 2022||1||California|
|2||$1.586 billion||Jan. 13, 2016||3||California, Florida, Tennessee|
|3||$1.08 billion||July 19, 2023||1||California|
|4||$768.4 million||Mar. 27, 2019||1||Wisconsin|
|5||$758.7 million||Aug. 23, 2017||1||Massachusetts|
|6||$754.6 million||Feb. 6, 2023||1||Washington|
|7||$731.1 million||Jan. 20, 2021||1||Maryland|
|8||$699 million (estimated)||Sept. 23, 2023 (upcoming)||TBA||TBA|
|9||$687.8 million||Oct. 27, 2018||2||Iowa, New York|