Powerball is played in 45 US states as well as Puerto Rico, the U.S Virgin Islands and Washington D.C., and the wide participation creates some huge prize pools. The biggest-ever Powerball winners have each claimed hundreds of millions of dollars in prize money, and the game holds the record for the largest jackpot ever offered: an incredible $1.58 billion.
Some states have enjoyed considerable success, while others are still waiting to register their first Powerball jackpot winner. The table below is updated whenever the top prize is won and shows how many jackpot-winning tickets have been sold in each of the participating areas.
There have been hundreds of jackpot winners over the years, snapping up multimillion-dollar rewards. Visit the Biggest Powerball Winners page to find out about the largest prizes ever given away on the game.
The most recent Powerball jackpot was won on Wednesday, September 16, 2020.
There was 1 jackpot winning ticket that matched 5 main numbers and the Powerball. The ticket was purchased in New York.
Winners by State
Powerball was launched in 23 states in 1992, and its membership has gradually increased in the years since. As a result, some states have seen more jackpot winners than others. Use our interactive map to see how many jackpots have been claimed in your state, and find out where it stands compared to other states in the table beneath.
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Three jackpots have gone unclaimed since the beginning of the game. One was from a ticket purchased in Georgia, another from Indiana and a $16 million jackpot prize that went unclaimed in Florida.
The table below shows all the Powerball jackpots to have been won since 2003. Use it to find out who has won the top prize, plus when and where the jackpots have been given away. See how much each win was worth and whether the lucky players took the cash option or the annuity. Go to the Biggest Winners page to see a list of the biggest ever Powerball jackpots and learn about the people that won them.Powerball Winners – Find out information on Powerball Winners by state and view a list of every Powerball jackpot won since 2003.
(Updated) Winning Powerball Numbers For Wednesday, March 22, 2017: $155 Million Jackpot
The Powerball jackpot for Wednesday, March 22, 2017, is estimated at $155 million. Do you have the winning ticket?
By Deb Belt , Patch Staff
Mar 22, 2017 5:32 p m ET | Updated Mar 22, 2017 11:05 p m ET
(Updated at 11:05 p.m.) Since a three-figure jackpot was won last month, the Powerball jackpot has continued the climb into triple digits and stands at $155 million. There have been much larger jackpots, but you wouldn’t refuse it, right? The cash payout on Wednesday, March 22, will be an estimated $92.4 million.
Powerball drawings are held every Wednesday and Saturday at 10:59 p.m. Eastern time. The record in the game was a $1.6 billion drawing in January 2016, which was won by a group of Tennessee workers. Just last month, on Feb. 22, a lucky player in Indiana won the $435 Powerball jackpot, the 10th largest in the game’s history.
The winning Powerball numbers for Wednesday, March 22, are: 02, 29, 09, 27, 42 and the Powerball of 09.
Each ticket costs $2. Find out where you can buy your Powerball tickets here. The Powerball game is played by matching all five white balls in any order and the red Powerball number. The odds of picking the correct Powerball grand prize numbers are one in 292,201,338.
Tonight’s jackpot is tiny when compared with the January 2016 record Powerball jackpot, which was worth nearly $1.6 billion. But Americans will still drop by the nearest convenience store with dreams of cash and buy a ticket. The billion-dollar-plus prize won in the Jan. 13, 2016, drawing was the largest lotto jackpot awarded in U.S. history and was split by three winners. In the summer of 2016, a New Hampshire player won a $478 million prize.
If you still want to take a chance — someone has to win, right? — you have a better chance of hitting the jackpot if you let the computer pick your numbers. The Multi-State Lottery Association, which operates the Powerball game, says about 75 percent of winning tickets are selected when the numbers are chosen by a computer.
The lottery game is played in 44 states plus the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Powerball draws can be seen on hundreds of TV stations nationwide. It may also be available on cable or your mobile device. The draws are also posted on YouTube and on our site. Where to watch the Powerball drawing on TV.
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