Wednesday night’s Powerball jackpot drawing once again had no lucky big winner.
The jackpot continues to climb after no one matched all six numbers in Wednesday night’s drawing. The current valuation is $1.4 billion, including a cash option of $643.7 million.
The Powerball jackpot has now climbed to the third-largest jackpot in the game’s history and ranks among the top 10 prizes in lottery history. It is also the fourth lottery jackpot in 2023 to exceed $1 billion.
The last Powerball jackpot winner was in July, with a prize of $1.08 billion.
Check out the winning numbers for Wednesday, October 4th and the next drawing.
Powerball winning numbers for Wednesday, October 4
The winning numbers in Wednesday night’s drawing were 9, 35, 54, 63, 64 and the Powerball was 1. Power bets are 2X.
When is the next Powerball drawing?
The next drawing for the Powerball jackpot is Saturday, October 7 at 10:59 PM ET.
Draws will be held three times a week, on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays at approximately 10:59 pm Eastern Time.
How much is the Powerball jackpot now?
The current valuation is $1.4 billion, including a cash option of $643.7 million.
Did anyone win Powerball last night October 4, 2023?
No one matched all six numbers to win the $1.2 billion Powerball jackpot, but others at least came away with something in their pocket.
Wednesday’s drawing produced more than 3.2 million winning tickets nationwide, with 10 winning tickets worth $1 million or more.
Seven tickets from California (two), Texas (two), Colorado, New York and Pennsylvania matched five of the Powerball numbers to win $1 million. Three tickets sold in Kentucky, Pennsylvania and Texas matched all five numbers except Powerball, which added to the $2 million Power Game.
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How often does a lottery win reach $1 billion or more?
In the past five years, nine jackpots between Mega Millions and Powerball have exceeded the $1 billion mark. Four of these occurred in 2023.
The first was January’s Mega Millions jackpot, with a prize of $1.53 billion. Next up is the $1.08 billion Powerball jackpot in July. The other was in August with the $1.63 billion Mega Millions jackpot. The latest is that Powerball’s latest drawing is still ongoing.
The largest lottery jackpot ever took place in November 2022, with a prize of $2.04 billion. It was the second jackpot of the year to exceed $1 billion. Prior to this, the only times the jackpot had topped $1 billion were in 2021, 2018 and 2016.
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.
What are the odds of winning the Powerball jackpot?
The overall odds of winning the Powerball jackpot are 1 in 292.2 million.
The overall odds of winning the Powerball prize (all levels) are approximately 1 in 24.9.
2023 Powerball Jackpot Winners
Here is the 2023 Powerball jackpot winners list from powerball.com:
- $754.6 million – February 6; Washington.
- $162.6 million – March 4; Virginia.
- $252.6 million – April 19; Ohio.
- $1.08 billion – July 19; California.
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.
- $1.586 billion – January 13, 2016; California, Florida, Tennessee.
- $1.4 billion – October 6, 2023; TBD.
- $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.