The US Powerball lottery features nine prize divisions; players need five winning numbers from a drum of 1-69 and the Powerball, chosen from a separate drum of 1-26, to win the jackpot prize. Matching the Powerball will also give you access to the 3rd, 5th, 7th, 8th, and 9th prize categories, which means that even if you match only the Powerball number, you still get a prize. Want to know more about Powerball? Read our in-depth US Powerball Lottery Guide.
Even without a Powerball match, correctly guessing five main numbers would net you a $1 million prize, or $2 million if you use the Power Play! The Power Play is offered by the US Powerball for an additional cost and multiplies the seven bottom prize divisions up to 10 times! Learn all about how you can boost your prizes with our Power Play guide!
You can check the American Powerball lunchtime results immediately after every draw on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 10:59 p.m. ET.
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How to Receive FREE US Powerball Results
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US Powerball Results: $1 Billion Dreams Come True
In 2013, US Powerball announced that it had a goal: to reach a $1 billion jackpot by 2022. The lottery has since passed the half a billion mark on four different occasions, and fans and players eagerly anticipated the grand rollover that would knock the others out of the top spots. As luck would have it, they only had to wait three years, to see their billion-dollar dreams come true. On 13 January 2016, the world’s three luckiest ticket holders — from Tennessee, California, and Florida — shared the biggest jackpot ever in lottery history: $1.58 billion! Want a chance at winning huge US prizes too? Discover how to improve your odds of winning the Powerball jackpot!
US Powerball Lottery Record Jackpots
In addition to US Powerball’s $1.58 billion world-record breaker, the second biggest Powerball jackpot to date was awarded to a lucky lottery player from Wisconsin who won a $768.4 million prize in March 2019. In August 2017, a woman from Massachusetts won an astounding $758.7 million jackpot. Also notable is the story of Gloria MacKenzie, who used Quick Pick and matched all the numbers and the Powerball on 18 May 2013 for a jackpot worth $590.5 million!
While it didn’t set a record, the $448 million Powerball jackpot of April 2013 is noteworthy because one third of the prize was won by a lottery syndicate winner – a group of players collectively known as ‘Oceans 16’. Click for more information about the top ten Powerball jackpots.