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Powerball reaches a billion for second time in 2023 – USA TODAY


In 2023, lottery jackpots have already surpassed the billion-dollar mark four times, with two instances in Mega Millions and two in Powerball.
The Powerball jackpot has skyrocketed to $1.04 billion after no winners in the $925 million draw on Saturday, a sum once thought unattainable.
The jackpot’s cash value of $478.2 million may increase closer to the drawing time, as seen in past multi-state lottery jackpots.
Monday’s drawing is the 4th largest in the game’s history and 9th largest worldwide. The lump-sum cash value ranks 12th on the all-time lottery jackpot cash value rankings.
The jackpot has been growing since July 22 and has gone through 31 consecutive drawings without a winner.
Edwin Castro, 31, won the largest Powerball jackpot ever in California on Nov. 7, 2022. He chose the $997.6 million cash option and received $628.5 million after taxes.
Castro purchased a $25.5 million home a month after claiming his prize on a Hollywood Hills hillside, living close to Ariana Grande, Dakota Johnson, and Jimmy Kimmel. He also purchased a $4 million Japanese-inspired house in Altadena, CA, his hometown. Castro bought his third house for $47 million from celebrity realtor Mauricio Umansky.
According to the lottery, there wasn’t a winner for the jackpot in Saturday night’s Powerball drawing. However, seven fortunate players managed to match the first five numbers to win a prize of $1,000,000. Two were from Florida, one from Indiana, one from Maryland, one from Michigan, one from North Carolina, and one from Pennsylvania.
The two second-prize tickets, purchased in Indiana and North Carolina with the Power Play option, doubled their prizes to $2 million each.
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On Saturday, 64 tickets won a $50,000 prize by matching four out of the first five numbers plus the Powerball. 9 of those tickets were purchased with the Power Play option, increasing the prize to $100,000. 10 tickets were sold in California, where the prize awarded is $19,025.
The winning numbers for the Powerball draw on Sept. 30, were 19, 30, 37, 44, and 46, with a Powerball number of 22. The Power Play number was 2.
For fast results of tonight’s drawing, check the USA Today website. Winning numbers will go up at 11:00 pm EST.
Other jackpots: Mega Millions jackpot reaches $300 million after no winner Friday. See winning numbers.
For those keeping score, the number of jackpots in the top 25, by lottery game, are:
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