The Powerball jackpot has risen to $500 million after no one won the top prize in Wednesday night’s drawing.
There were no million dollar winners, but seven tickets won $150,000 and seventeen tickets won $50,000. The anticipated jackpot for Saturday night’s Powerball drawing is $500 million, with a cash option of $242.4 million.
In the recent published article by ALIVE, the Powerball jackpot winner before was in July, when a lucky lottery player in California earned $1.08 billion, the game’s third highest payout in history. There have been 21 consecutive Powerball drawings in the Powerball jackpot without a big prize winner since then.
It’s been a big summer for huge lottery prizes. Last month, a single winning ticket sold in Florida won the $1.58 billion Mega Millions jackpot, the largest in the game’s history.
The Powerball winning numbers in the Powerball jackpot for September 6, 2023 are 9-14-20-23-63, Powerball 1 and Powerplay 3X . The Powerball drawing in the Powerball jackpot occurs live at 10:59 p.m. Eastern every Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday. Tickets cost $2 each play and are available in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the United States Virgin Islands.
The Powerball jackpot has a one in 292.2 million odds of winning.
According to King 5, huge lottery jackpots have become more regular in recent years as lottery authorities have modified the rules and ticket prices to increase top awards.
The largest shift in Powerball history occurred in 2021, when authorities chose to add a Monday drawing to the weekly program of Wednesday and Saturday evening drawings. Powerball stated at the time of the announcement that the addition of the Monday drawing will result in “larger, faster-growing jackpots.”