The Powerball® jackpot has grown to what could be the 10th largest top prize in its game history. The Powerball jackpot now stands at an estimated $470 million ($362.7 million cash value) for the Saturday, Jan. 9 drawing, after no ticket matched all five white balls and the red Powerball drawn Wednesday night.
This is the highest the Powerball jackpot has been since March 2019 when a $768.4 million jackpot was won in Wisconsin. The Powerball jackpot was last hit in New York in the September 16, 2020 drawing. Since then, there have been 32 drawings in a row without a Grand Prize winner. Saturday’s drawing will be the 33rd draw in the jackpot run.
There were a lot of big winners in the Wednesday night drawing, including two tickets that matched all five white balls to win $1 million. The $1 million-winning tickets were sold in Pennsylvania and Texas. In total, more than 1.9 million tickets won prizes ranging from $4 to $1 million in the Wednesday night drawing.
Since the jackpot was last hit, there have been more than 21.5million winning tickets across all prize tiers, including 22 tickets that have won $1 million and 10 tickets that have won $2 million.
Top 10 Powerball Jackpots
1.$1.586 Billion - Jan. 13, 2016 - California, Florida, Tennessee
2.$768.4 Million - March 27, 2019 - Wisconsin
3.$758.7 Million - Aug. 23, 2017 - Massachusetts
4.$687.8 Million - Oct. 27, 2018 - Iowa, New York
5.$590.5 Million - May 18, 2013 - Florida
6.$587.5 Million - Nov. 28, 2012 - Arizona, Missouri
7.$564.1 Million - Feb. 11, 2015 - North Carolina, Puerto Rico, Texas
8.$559.7 Million - Jan. 6, 2018 - New Hampshire
9.$487.0 Million - July 30, 2016 - New Hampshire
10.****$470 Million (est.)
It’s America’s Game! Since its first drawing in 1992, POWERBALL® has inspired the country with a chance to become a millionaire, while raising $25 billion for good causes supported by lotteries. POWERBALL set a world record jackpot of $1.586 billion in January 2016. The record prize was shared by winners in California, Florida and Tennessee. POWERBALL tickets are $2 per play. Tickets are sold in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Drawings are held every Wednesday and Saturday at 10:59 p.m. ET. More than half of all proceeds from the sale of a POWERBALL ticket remain in the jurisdiction where the ticket was sold