Powerball Jackpot Hits $747M


Powerball ticket with money | Image by Julie Clopper/Shutterstock

The Powerball jackpot has still not been won and has risen to $747 million. This is the fifth-largest jackpot in Powerball history.

The drawing on Saturday had no jackpot winner, as no ticket matched all six numbers drawn.

The next drawing is Monday, February 6. If someone matches all six numbers, they will win the ninth-largest U.S. lottery jackpot — $747 million.

On Saturday, four players’ tickets matched the five white balls. Each of these players, though unable to claim the $747 million, will win $1 million.

While not everyone won big, over 2 million tickets were awarded cash prizes that amounted to $20 million.

The million-dollar winning tickets were purchased in Florida, New Jersey, Oregon, and Pennsylvania.

The last time the jackpot was won was in November when a ticket bought in Kansas won $92.9 million.

Lottery jackpots have been getting larger and larger over the past few years, in part because Powerball and other lottery companies have changed the prices of tickets and the rules of the game.

For instance, in 2021, Powerball added a Monday night drawing, which increased the growth rate of the jackpots. Because a jackpot grows in value each time it goes unwon, adding another drawing meant that the jackpots began to increase more rapidly.

WFAA reported the top winning jackpots in U.S. history. If the Powerball is won on Monday, it will be the ninth-largest lottery win in history.

  • $2.04 billion, Powerball, November 8, 2022 (one ticket, from California).
  • $1.586 billion, Powerball, January 13, 2016 (three tickets, from California, Florida, and Tennessee).
  • $1.537 billion, Mega Millions, October 23, 2018 (one ticket, from South Carolina).
  • $1.35 billion Mega Millions, January 13, 2023 (one ticket, from Maine).
  • $1.337 billion, Mega Millions, July 29, 2022 (one ticket, from Illinois).
  • $1.05 billion, Mega Millions, January 22, 2021 (one ticket, from Michigan).
  • $768.4 million, Powerball, March 27, 2019 (one ticket, from Wisconsin).
  • $758.7 million, Powerball, August 23, 2017 (one ticket, from Massachusetts).
  • $731.1 million, Powerball, January 20, 2021 (one ticket, from Maryland).
  • $699.8 million, Powerball, October 4, 2021 (one ticket, from California).

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