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No jackpot winners but 4 millionaires as Powerball prize nears $750M

The big prize has more players plunking down $2 despite formidable odds.

WASHINGTON — With no big winner in Saturday night's drawing, the latest huge Powerball jackpot has risen to $747 million — the 9th largest in U.S. history. 

While no one is waking up hundreds of millions richer, four tickets ended up matching five numbers for the game's $1 million prize. Those tickets were sold in Florida, New Jersey, Oregon and Pennsylvania.

It comes on the heels of a $1.35 billion Mega Millions prize won by someone in Maine less than three weeks ago and a record $2.04 billion Powerball jackpot won by a California player last November.

The last time someone won the Powerball jackpot was Nov. 19, 2022.

The winner must choose between an annuity, which is paid over 29 years, or the cash option. Most jackpot winners prefer to receive the one-time cash payout, which for the next drawing would be estimated at $403.1 million.

The next Powerball drawing is on Monday, Feb. 6 at 10:59 p.m. Eastern. 

Powerball winning numbers for 2/4/23

The winning numbers for Saturday, Feb.4 are 2-8-15-19-58 and Powerball 10.

What are my chances of winning the Powerball?

The odds of winning the Powerball jackpot are one in 292.2 million.

Over the past few years, huge lottery jackpots have become more common as lottery officials have changed the rules and ticket prices to boost top prizes.

Powerball's biggest change came in 2021 when officials decided to add a Monday drawing to its weekly lineup of Wednesday and Saturday evening drawings. At the time of the announcement, Powerball proclaimed the addition of the Monday drawing would lead to "larger, faster-growing jackpots."  

Powerball is played in 45 states, as well as Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

What are the largest US lottery jackpots ever won?

  • $2.04 billion, Powerball, Nov. 8, 2022 (one ticket, from California)
  • $1.586 billion, Powerball, Jan. 13, 2016 (three tickets, from California, Florida, Tennessee)
  • $1.537 billion, Mega Millions, Oct. 23, 2018 (one ticket, from South Carolina)
  • $1.35 billion Mega Millions, Jan. 13, 2023 (one ticket, from Maine)
  • $1.337 billion, Mega Millions, July 29, 2022 (one ticket, from Illinois)
  • $1.05 billion, Mega Millions, Jan. 22, 2021 (one ticket, from Michigan)
  • $768.4 million, Powerball, March 27, 2019 (one ticket, from Wisconsin)
  • $758.7 million, Powerball, Aug. 23, 2017 (one ticket, from Massachusetts)
  • $731.1 million, Powerball, Jan. 20, 2021 (one ticket, from Maryland)
  • $699.8 million, Powerball, Oct. 4, 2021 (one ticket, from California)

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