NEW YORK (WABC) — The Powerball jackpot stands at an estimated $1.2 billion for Wednesday night’s drawing.
The jackpot has a cash value of $551.7 million.
Wednesday’s estimated jackpot ranks as the third largest in the Powerball game and seventh largest among U.S. lottery jackpots.
Monday’s numbers were: 27-12-43-47-26 Powerball: 5
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The Monday drawing produced more than 2.7 million winning tickets across the country, including one sold in New York worth $2 million.
Wednesday’s jackpot ranks as the game’s largest this year and is among the largest lottery prizes of all time, behind earlier prizes in the Powerball and Mega Millions games.
This marks the first time in Powerball game history that back-to-back jackpot cycles have generated billion-dollar grand prizes. The Powerball jackpot was previously won on July 19 in California, when a single ticket won a jackpot worth $1.08 billion.
The overall odds of winning a prize are 1 in 24.9. The odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 292.2 million.
All winning tickets must be redeemed in the jurisdiction in which they are sold.
Here is a look at the 10 largest U.S. jackpots that have been won and the states where the winning tickets were sold:
1. $2.04 billion, Powerball, Nov. 8, 2022 (one ticket, from California)
2. $1.586 billion, Powerball, Jan. 13, 2016 (three tickets, from California, Florida, Tennessee)
3. $1.58 billion, Mega Millions, Aug. 8, 2023 (one ticket, from Florida)
4. $1.537 billion, Mega Millions, Oct. 23, 2018 (one ticket, from South Carolina)
5. $1.35 billion, Mega Millions, Jan. 13, 2023 (one ticket from Maine)
6. $1.337 billion, Mega Millions, July 29, 2022 (one ticket, from Illinois)
7. $1.08 billion, Powerball, July 19, 2023 (one ticket, from California)
8. $1.05 billion, Mega Millions, Jan. 22, 2021 (one ticket, from Michigan)
9. $768.4 million, Powerball, March 27, 2019 (one ticket, from Wisconsin)
10. $758.7 million, Powerball, Aug. 23, 2017 (one ticket, from Massachusetts)
Powerball drawings are also streamed here on Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday at 10:59 p.m.
Mega Millions drawings are streamed on Tuesday and Friday at 11:00 p.m.
Sources: AP archives, www.megamillions.com and www.powerball.com
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