After no Powerball winner for months, a ticket sold in Washington state matched all six numbers in Monday night’s draw.
The Powerball jackpot soared to around $754.6 million on Monday, marking the fifth-biggest jackpot in Powerball history and the ninth-biggest U.S. lottery prize of all time, officials said.
The jackpot has continued to grow since it was last won on November 19. Monday was the 34th draw for the current jackpot, Powerball said.
Winning the grand prize would net the winner $747 million if they chose the annuity option, which would be paid out gradually over 29 years. The popular option – the cash option – would give the winner $407.2 million before federal and state taxes.
Here are the winning Powerball numbers for Monday:
Powerball Winning Numbers: 06/02/23
The winning numbers for Monday night’s draw are 5, 11, 22, 23, 69, and the Powerball is 7. The Power Play was 2X.
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According to Powerball, a Washington State ticket matched all six numbers to win the $747 million jackpot. It was not immediately clear where in Washington state the winning ticket was sold.
The lucky winner can also choose the cash option for $407.2 million.
In addition to the jackpot winner, other $1 million prizes were won in Monday night’s draw. A ticket purchased in Texas matched all five numbers except the Powerball and added the Power Play worth $2 million.
Five tickets matched all five numbers except for the $1 million Powerball. They were purchased in Michigan and New York.
What are the odds of winning at Powerball?
Playing Powerball can be exciting, but don’t go spending those millions before you win. The game’s abysmal odds are designed to create big prizes attracting more players.
The odds of winning the jackpot are 292,201,338 to 1.
The odds of matching all five white balls are 11,688,053 to 1.
How to play Powerball?
Powerball tickets are $2 per game. To play, players choose (or choose to be randomly dealt) five numbers from one to 69 for the white balls, and one number from one to 26 for the red Powerball.
To win the jackpot, you must match the numbers of the five white balls and the red Powerball.
Besides the grand prize, based on the number of matched balls, there are eight other ways to win a Powerball prize on non-jackpot levels of the game.
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Non-jackpot prizes start at $4 and go up to $1 million. For $1 more, you can opt for “Powerplay” – which multiplies non-winning jackpot prizes by 2, 3, 4, 5 or 10 times.
Powerball indicates that 10X Powerplay is only available when the jackpot is $150 million or less. The game’s second-tier “Match 5” prize is capped at $2 million for Powerplay.
An additional add-on feature called “Double Play”, which gives players another chance to match their numbers after each Powerball draw, is available in some jurisdictions for $1 per play.
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Powerball can be played in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands.
The highest jackpots in Powerball history
Here are the biggest Powerball jackpots in history, according to the lottery game.
- $2.04 billion — November 7, 2022; California.
- $1.586 billion — January 13, 2016; California, Florida, Tennessee.
- $768.4 million — March 27, 2019; Wisconsin.
- $758.7 million — August 23, 2017; Massachusetts.
- $754.6 million (estimated) – 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.
- $632.6 million — January 5, 2022; California, Wisconsin.
- $590.5 million — May 18, 2013; Florida.
Biggest lottery prizes in US history
Here are the biggest lottery prizes in US history, including Mega Millions.
- $2.04 billion, Powerball, November 7, 2022: Won in California.
- $1.586 billion, Powerball, January 13, 2016: three winners in California, Florida and Tennessee.
- $1.537 billion, Mega Millions, October 23, 2018: Won in South Carolina.
- $1.348 billion, Mega Millions, Jan 13, 2023: Won in Maine.
- $1.337 billion, Mega Millions, July 29, 2022: Won in Illinois.
- $1.05 billion, Mega Millions, Jan 22, 2021: Won in Michigan.
- $768.4 million, Powerball, March 27, 2019: Won in Wisconsin.
- $758.7 million, Powerball, Aug. 23, 2017: Won in Massachusetts.
- $754.6 million (estimated) – February 6, 2023; Won in Washington
- $730 million, Powerball, Jan. 20, 2021: Won in Maryland.
Contributors: Wyatte Grantham-Philips and Thao Nguyen, USA TODAY; John Connolly, NorthJersey.com; The Associated Press
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