Powerball Continues Streak, Reaches $1.4 Billion in 33rd Consecutive Drawing

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Powerball Continues Streak, Reaches $1.4 Billion in 33rd Consecutive Drawing
The multistate Powerball lottery's 33rd consecutive drawing on Wednesday resulted in no jackpot winner, raising the game's total to an astounding $1.4 billion.

For the subsequent drawing on October 7, the winner may choose to receive a lump sum payout of $643.7 million in cash, or more than half a billion dollars. With this Saturday's payout, the Powerball standings at third highest in history and fifth largest in US history.

Four lottery prizes in 2023 have now exceeded $1 billion in value, twice in Mega Millions and twice in Powerball.

Eric Hagler, Executive Director of the Lottery, stated in a news release that "this marks the first time in Powerball game history that back-to-back jackpot cycles have generated billion-dollar grand prizes." A $1.08 billion Powerball jackpot was previously won on July 19. There haven't been a grand prize winner in 32 draws running since that time."

A recent poll indicates that the fact that tickets may now be purchased online and that there is now an extra day added to the Powerball and Mega Millions jackpots may have contributed to their recent record breaking.

With a $1.2 billion grand prize up for grabs, the winning numbers for the drawing on October 4 were 9, 35, 54, 63, and 64. Power Play number two was two, and the Powerball number one was the one that completed the victory. Someone would have become a millionaire with these figures.

The winning numbers in the Double Play drawing on Wednesday were Powerball 22 and 12, 30, 39, 64, and 67. For an additional $1 each play, play Double Play in 14 states for a chance to win up to $10 million.

Regretfully, no one took home the grand prize, but 10 players who correctly matched the first five numbers on Wednesday each took home $1 million. Two of the winners, who will each get a sum of $1,220,123, are from California.

For an additional $1 per play, three second-prize tickets were bought using the Power Play option, boosting their rewards to $2 million. Three different states saw the sale of tickets: Pennsylvania, Texas, and Kentucky.

Ninety-four tickets won a reward of $50,000 apiece in the Wednesday drawing when they match four white numbers and the Powerball. Thirteen of the 94 ticket holders selected the Power Play option, increasing their winnings to a total of $100,000. In addition, the state of California purchased 14 of the winning tickets, bringing the total prize money for this draw to $17,500.

According to lottery officials, during Wednesday's drawing, the anticipated Powerball jackpot was raised to $1.4 billion on an annuity basis, with a cash value of $868 million.

Where are lottery tickets sold?

Grocery stores, convenience stores and gas stations are the physical locations where tickets can be bought. Lottery tickets may also be sold at certain airport terminals.  

In addition, you can purchase tickets online in the following US states: 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 through Jackpocket, the official digital lottery courier of the USA TODAY Network. Using your phone or home computer, you may use the Jackpocket app to choose your lottery game and numbers, make an order, view your ticket, and pick up your winnings.