We have a winner! A Powerball player in Washington state hit the jackpot on Monday night. A single ticket finally matched all six numbers to win the $754.6 million jackpot, worth $407.2 million cash, before taxes.
Monday’s jackpot ranks as the fifth largest in the game’s history and the ninth largest in US lottery history.
The jackpot had been rolling since November with no big winner. Monday’s drawing was the 34th in the latest jackpot run.
Pennsylvania’s most recent Powerball jackpot winner took home a prize of almost $207 million on Aug. 3, 2022.
Powerball winning numbers for Monday, February 6, 2023
Winning numbers: 5-11-22-23-69
Recent Powerball drawings and winners
With the increased ticket sales during the run up to this jackpot win, millions of tickets have won prizes in recent drawings. On Monday, More than 1.7 million tickets won cash prizes, totaling $21.1 million.
Three tickets matched the first five numbers on Monday, to with the second-tier prize. A ticket sold in Texas hit that prize with Power Play, winning $2 million. The other two tickets won $1 million and were sold in Michigan and New York.
When checking your tickets, remember there are nine ways to win a prize on a Powerball ticket. Use the PA Lottery mobile app, or buy tickets online to make checking tickets easier.
Recent winning numbers
Sat. Feb. 4 winning numbers: 2-8-15-19-58 Powerball 10
Wed. Feb. 1 winning numbers: 31-43-58-59-66 Powerball 9
Mon. Jan. 30 winning numbers: 1-4-12-36-49 Powerball 5
Sat. Jan. 28 winning numbers: 2-18-23-27-47 Powerball 15
Powerball jackpot odds
The Powerball game works on the principle of a low-cost ticket that offers long odds for what can amount to an enormous jackpot prize. The odds of hitting its jackpot on a single ticket is always 1 in 292.2 million. However, there are nine other prizes to win on a Powerball ticket, and the overall odds of winning any prize are 1 in 24.9.
As more and more tickets are sold without having a jackpot winner, the top prize amount continues to climb. Months often go by without a jackpot winner, which allows the jackpot to reach crazy high levels. A percentage of ticket sales between each drawing is added to the jackpot total.
Where to buy Powerball tickets
Powerball tickets are $2 per play, with the option to add Power Play for an additional $1. Power Play multiplies all the lower prizes by a multiplier number that is drawn during each drawing. The second-tier $1 million prize is doubled if it’s hit with Power Play.
The draw game is sold in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands. Tickets are sold through state lotteries, who retain more than half of the proceeds. The half the state lottery retains is used to pay out prizes other than the jackpot. The remainder becomes the lottery’s profit, which is used in most states to fund education and other programs.
PA Lottery and other states offer tickets online
Online and mobile lottery platforms are growing in popularity for the purchasing convenience and the automatic notifications users receive if they win. In Pennsylvania, lottery tickets and instant games are available online at the PA iLottery site or mobile app. PA residents can sign up online to get a $20 free play bonus right away, and a deposit match up to $500.
Check your state’s lottery website to see if online lottery is available where you live. States that currently offer it are Illinois, Michigan, Georgia, Kentucky, New York, North Dakota, North Carolina, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Virginia and Washington D.C.