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The Powerball jackpot has surged past the billion-dollar mark after no jackpot winner emerged from Monday night’s draw. Currently, the prize pool stands at an impressive estimated $1 billion, with a cash option of $516.8 million.

This remarkable jackpot now ranks among the top three largest Powerball lottery jackpots in history. Lottery enthusiasts hoping to test their luck will have an opportunity to do so on Wednesday when the Powerball numbers are drawn.

The Powerball jackpot was last won on April 19, with the top prize amounting to nearly $253 million. However, since that date, the grand prize has eluded winners for 38 consecutive drawings. As a result, the jackpot will continue to increase until someone eventually claims the winning ticket.

The forthcoming winner, if there is one, will become the fourth Powerball jackpot winner of 2023.

If you’re planning to participate, here’s everything you need to know about how to play Powerball and the time of the draw.

What were the winning numbers for the Powerball drawing on July 17, 2023?

The winning numbers for the Monday night’s draw were 5, 8, 9, 17, 41, and the Powerball was 21. The Power Play multiplier was 4X.

What was the Powerball jackpot amount for July 17, 2023?

The Powerball jackpot for the Monday night’s draw was an estimated $900 million with a cash value of $465.1 million.

Who won the Powerball last night?

No one claimed a big prize-winning ticket for the jackpot. Someone who bought a ticket in Spring, Texas matched all 5 white balls, but not the Powerball. With the Power Play they won $2 million before taxes. There were also $2 million winners in Georgia and Arkansas.

To hit the jackpot on the Powerball, you need to match all six numbers on your ticket. However, you can still win smaller prizes by matching five numbers on your ticket. In this draw, five ticketholders won smaller prizes in Connecticut, Florida, Kentucky, New York, and Pennsylvania. Additionally, three other tickets were winners and had the Power Play option, worth $2 million each. These were purchased in Arkansas, Georgia, and Texas.

How much is the current Powerball jackpot?

Since no one won the jackpot by matching all six winning numbers, the jackpot pool has increased to an estimated $1 billion with a cash option of $516.8 million.

When is the next Powerball drawing?

The Powerball drawings occur three times a week on Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday at 10:59 p.m. ET or 7:59 p.m. Arizona time. The next draw is scheduled for Wednesday, July 19, 2023.

Where can you watch Powerball drawings?

The Powerball drawing is livestreamed on the lottery website and may also be aired on a local television station in your area.

When are the Powerball drawings held?

Powerball drawings are held on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays.

How many numbers do you need to win in Powerball?

To win the jackpot in Powerball, you need to match all six numbers on your ticket. However, you can win smaller prizes by matching fewer numbers, depending on the specific combination and rules of the game.

In order to win a prize, you only need to match one number. Here is a list of winning combinations.

  • Matching the Powerball number: $4.
  • 1 Winning number + Powerball number: $4.
  • 2 Winning numbers + Powerball number: $7.
  • 3 Winning numbers: $7.
  • 3 Winning numbers + Powerball number: $100.
  • 4 Winning numbers: $100.
  • 4 Winning numbers + Powerball number: $50,000.
  • 5 Winning numbers: $1 million.
  • 5 Winning numbers + Powerball number: Grand prize.

Where are Powerball tickets sold and how much do they cost?

Powerball tickets cost $2 and are sold in 45 U.S. states as well as Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. In Idaho and Montana, Powerball is bundled with Power Play — a feature that allows a winner to multiply the original amount of non-jackpot prizes — for a minimum purchase price of $3 per ticket.

More than half of all proceeds remain in the jurisdiction where the ticket was purchased.

Is it possible to purchase Powerball tickets online?

Powerball tickets can be obtained in person from authorized retailers located in participating U.S. states. Additionally, in certain U.S. states, players have the option to purchase Powerball tickets online through the state lottery agency. There is also an online lottery ticket company called Jackpot.com, where players can participate by visiting their website or downloading the mobile app.

What are the odds of winning the Powerball jackpot?

The Powerball jackpot size increases based on game sales and interest, but the odds of winning the grand prize remain constant at 1 in 292.2 million.

When a player wins the jackpot, they can choose to receive the money as an immediate cash lump sum or in 30 annual payments spread over 29 years. However, both advertised prize options do not include federal and jurisdictional taxes, which will be deducted separately.

It is important to note that all winning tickets must be redeemed in the jurisdiction where they were purchased.

How do you play Powerball?

To play Powerball, you need to select five numbers from a pool ranging from 1 to 69 for the white balls, and then choose one number from 1 to 26 for the red Powerball. You can either choose the numbers manually on a play slip or opt for the lottery terminal to randomly generate them for you.

For an additional $1, players can add the Power Play feature, which allows them to multiply non-jackpot prizes by two, three, four, five, or ten times. The multiplier number is randomly chosen before each drawing.

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