Powerball jackpot surges to $725M after 27 consecutive drawings with no winner

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The Powerball jackpot continues to rise after no tickets matched all six numbers Wednesday night to claim the $672 million grand prize.

The massive jackpot now sits at an estimated $725 million – with a one-time cash payout option of $345.7 million – ahead of Saturday night’s drawing.

It is the eighth-largest prize offered in the game’s history.

The winning numbers drawn Wednesday night were 16, 27, 59, 62 and 63 with a red Powerball number of 23. The Power Play option was 3X.

There is a 1 in 292.2 million chance of winning the grand prize, according to the game.

A few lucky winners did claim a good chunk of cash after matching all five white numbers drawn Wednesday, the game announced.

One player in Georgia won $1 million while two players – another in Georgia and one in Texas – selected the Power Play option to win $2 million.


The Powerball jackpot continues to rise after no tickets matched all six numbers Wednesday night to claim the $672 million grand prize.
The Powerball jackpot continues to rise after no tickets matched all six numbers Wednesday night to claim the $672 million grand prize.
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The massive jackpot now sits at an estimated $725 million – with a one-time cash payout option of $345.7 million – ahead of Saturday night's drawing. It is the eighth-largest prize offered in the game's history.
The massive jackpot now sits at an estimated $725 million – with a one-time cash payout option of $345.7 million – ahead of Saturday night’s drawing.
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The biggest Powerball jackpot of 2023 – and the third-largest in the game’s history – was won in July by a lucky player in California, who snagged the $1.08 billion prize, the lottery said.

The jackpot has been up for grabs in 27 consecutive drawings since the July win.

Behind that was a $754.6 million grand prize won by a player in Washington in February, which is marked as the game’s sixth-largest prize ever.


The biggest Powerball jackpot of 2023 – and the third-largest in the game's history – was won in July by a lucky player in California, who snagged the $1.08 billion prize, the lottery said.
The biggest Powerball jackpot of 2023 – and the third-largest in the game’s history – was won in July by a lucky player in California, who snagged the $1.08 billion prize, the lottery said.
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Powerball tickets are $2 per play and are sold in 45 states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. 

The game says more than half of the proceeds from a ticket sale remain in the jurisdiction where it was sold.

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