Powerball lottery jackpot at $1.2B for winning numbers drawing Wednesday

The odds of winning the top Powerball prize are 1 in 292,201,338

Wednesday, October 4, 2023 11:19AM

Powerball jackpot at $1.2B for drawing Wednesday

DES MOINES, Iowa — More than a billion dollars is up for grabs in Wednesday night’s Powerball drawing.

The jackpot is up to $1.2 billion, the third largest prize in the game’s history. It comes with a cash option of $551.7 million.

Monday’s numbers were: 12-26-27-43-47 and Powerball: 5

The jackpot has grown so large because there have been more than 30 consecutive drawings without a big winner, dating back to July 19.

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The odds of winning the top Powerball prize are 1 in 292,201,338.

Retailers that sell winning Powerball tickets receive a bonus of 1 percent of the prize amount.

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Winners have one year from the date of the winning draw to claim their prize.

Powerball tickets are $2 per play. Tickets are sold in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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