The Powerball jackpot once again went unclaimed after Monday night’s drawing and now ranks as the second-highest lottery jackpot ever.
Monday night’s drawing of $1.55 billion, with an estimated cash value of $679.8 million, still had no winner, pushing the jackpot to an estimated $1.73 billion. That makes it the second-largest jackpot in lottery history, behind only a $2.04 billion ticket sold in California in November 2022.
The last Powerball jackpot winner was in July, with a prize of $1.08 billion.
Check out the winning numbers for Monday, October 9 and the next drawing.
Powerball Winning Numbers October 9, 2023
The winning numbers in Monday night’s drawing were 16, 34, 46, 55, 67 and the Powerball was 14. The power bet is 3X.
Did anyone win Powerball last night (Monday, October 9)?
While no one matched all six numbers to win the Powerball jackpot, there were a few who won some.
More than 3.7 million winning tickets were sold nationwide, including four tickets in California, Indiana, Oregon and Virginia that matched all five white balls to win the $1 million prize.
A ticket in Florida also matched all five numbers except Powerball and added $2 million in Power Bet.
While the Powerball continues to roll, the Mississippi State Game 5 jackpot was won in the Friday, Oct. 6 drawing, according to a news release from the Mississippi Lottery.
A five-match player matched all five numbers in Friday’s drawing to win an estimated $517,000. This ticket was purchased from Tumzuba Disco Co. in Tumzuba, Mississippi. The winning numbers for the draw are 11-24-25-29-31.
When is the next Powerball drawing?
The next Powerball jackpot drawing is Wednesday, October 11 at 9:59 PM CT.
Draws are held three times a week, on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays at approximately 9:59pm Central Time.
How much is the Powerball jackpot now?
The Powerball jackpot is currently estimated at $1.73 billion. The bonus has an estimated cash value of $756.6 million.
Do you need to pay taxes on your Powerball winnings?
Yes. Annuity payments and lump sum payments are pre-tax.
How to play Powerball
Want to play Powerball but not quite sure how it works? Here are some things to know.
- To play Powerball, you first select five white ball numbers. These five numbers range from 1 to 69. Then, select a Powerball or Red Ball number. This number is between 1 and 26.
- For an extra dollar, you can select Game of Thrones, which multiplies all non-jackpot winnings by 2, 3, 4, 5 or 10 times.
- If you match at least one number in the Powerball drawing, you win a prize.
How long will it take for Powerball to reach $2 billion?
There’s no clear math on when or if the jackpot will reach $2 billion, but so far, after 35 rollovers of the current pool, the jackpot may be very close.
Based on the trajectory of last year’s $2.04 billion lottery boom, there’s likely to be at least one more, and maybe two more, before jackpots reach such high levels.
What are your chances of winning the Powerball or Mega Millions jackpot?
The lotto numbers start to rise and you dream about what you can do with all your winnings, but your chances of winning the big prize are pretty slim.
Lew Lefton, a faculty member in Georgia Tech’s School of Mathematics, said in a USA Today article that lottery games are mostly only profitable for private companies employed by the government. In fact, he added, it’s now harder to win big in Mega Millions and Powerball because of recent rules that make the odds longer so the lottery games can sell more tickets.
The overall odds of winning the Powerball prize are 1 in 24.9. The odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 292.2 million.
Top 10 Powerball jackpot results
According to powerball.com, here are the top 10 Powerball jackpots of all time:
- $2.04 billion – November 7, 2022; California.
- $1.73 billion – October 9, 2023; TBD.
- $1.586 billion – January 13, 2016; California, Florida, Tennessee.
- $1.08 billion – July 19, 2023; California.
- $768.4 million – March 27, 2019; Wisconsin.
- $758.7 million – August 23, 2017; Massachusetts.
- $754.6 million – February 6, 2023; Washington.
- $731.1 million – January 20, 2021; Maryland.
- $699.8 million – October 4, 2021; California.
- $687.8 million – October 27, 2018; Iowa, New York.