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Could a $2 Powerball Ticket Make You a Multimillionaire? Check Your Numbers!

No one claimed the jackpot in the $125 million Powerball lottery drawing on Monday, July 1. The jackpot increased to $138 million with a cash option of $65.8 million for the drawing on Wednesday, July 3.

The winning numbers for the Powerball lottery drawing on Wednesday, July 3 were 2-26-33-55-57 and the Powerball was 22. Power Play was 2x.

Winning Powerball numbers for the drawing on Wednesday, July 3:

The Powerball jackpot dropped to $20 million after one ticket in New Jersey matched all five numbers and won the Powerball’s $221 million drawing on Monday, June 10.

The Powerball jackpot now stands at $138 million, with a cash option of $65.8 million for Wednesday’s drawing.

The winning numbers for the Powerball lottery drawing on Wednesday, July 3 were 2-26-33-55-57 and the Powerball was 22. Power Play was 2x.

In case you’re wondering, the winning numbers for the Powerball lottery drawing on Monday, July 1st were 5-9-32-39-55 and the Powerball was 9. Power Play was 2x.

Tickets start at $2 each. Here’s what you need to know about lottery odds, how long it takes to claim the cash option if you bought a ticket in Florida, and what happens to unclaimed prize money, according to the Florida Lottery.

Good luck!

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Powerball Results 7/3/24, $138 Million Drawing

The Powerball jackpot for Wednesday, March 7, 2024 is $138 million, with a cash option of $65.8 million. The winning numbers for the Powerball lottery drawing on Wednesday, July 3 were 2-26-33-55-57 and the Powerball was 22. Power Play was 2x.

When is the next Powerball drawing?

The next Powerball drawing will take place on Saturday, July 6 at 11:00 PM EDT.

Florida Lottery prizes must be claimed within 180 days (six months) from the date of the drawing. To claim a one-time cash option, a winner has within the first 60 days of the applicable drawing date to claim it. Florida Lottery says its scratch-off and Fast Play game prizes “must be claimed within 60 days of the official game end date. Once the applicable time period has passed, the associated Florida Lottery ticket will expire.”

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What are the average odds of winning Powerball?

Powerball drawings are held at 11 p.m. EDT on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays. According to Powerball.com, players have a 1 in 292.2 million chance of matching all six numbers. Prizes range from $2 to the top jackpot, which varies.

Can Florida lottery winners remain anonymous?

According to the Florida Lottery website, winners cannot remain anonymous: “Florida law requires the Florida Lottery to provide data containing information such as the winner’s name, city of residence, game won, date won, and amount won to third parties who request this information.”

However, the site states that “the names of lottery winners claiming prizes of $250,000 or more will be temporarily exempt from disclosure for 90 days from the date the prize is claimed, unless the winner otherwise waives these rights.”

Lottery experts and attorneys say there are ways to remain anonymous if you win.

Who won, how long did it take to win? Powerball, Mega Millions and those billion dollar jackpots?

What are the 10 biggest Powerball jackpots in history?

Here are the top 10 Powerball jackpots for July 3, 2024:

  • 10. $731.1 million — January 20, 2021; Maryland
  • 9. $754.6 million — February 6, 2023; Washington
  • 8. $758.7 million — August 23, 2017; Massachusetts
  • 7. $768.4 million — March 27, 2019; Wisconsin
  • 6. $842.4 million — January 1, 2024; Michigan
  • 5. $1.08 billion — July 19, 2023; California
  • 4. $1.33 billion — April 6, 2024; Oregon
  • 3. $1.586 billion — January 13, 2016; California, Florida, and Tennessee
  • 2. $1.765 Billion Powerball Drawing – October 11, 2023; California
  • 1. $2.04 billion — November 7, 2022; California

What are the 10 largest lottery jackpots in US history?

The following Mega Millions and Powerball jackpots were among the top 10 largest lottery jackpots in U.S. history, as of July 3, 2024.

  • 10. $1.08 Billion Powerball Drawing – July 19, 2023; California
  • 9. $1.13 Billion Mega Millions Drawing — March 26, 2024; New Jersey
  • 8. $1.33 Billion Powerball Drawing — April 6, 2024; Oregon
  • 7. $1.337 Billion Mega Millions Drawing — July 29, 2022; Illinois
  • 6. $1.35 Billion Mega Millions Drawing — January 13, 2023; Maine
  • 5. $1.537 Billion Mega Millions Drawing — October 23, 2018; South Carolina
  • 4. $1.58 Billion Mega Millions Drawing — August 8, 2023; Florida
  • 3. $1.586 Billion Powerball Drawing – January 13, 2016; California, Florida, and Tennessee
  • 2. $1.765 Billion Powerball Drawing – October 11, 2023; California
  • 1. $2.04 Billion Powerball Drawing – November 7, 2022; California

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