Check your Powerball tickets for Wednesday’s $138 million drawing

Is today your lucky day?

According to the Powerball website, the lottery jackpot was an estimated $138 million, with an option of $65.8 million for Wednesday night’s drawing.

The last time the jackpot was won was on June 10, when a New Jersey lottery player won a jackpot of $222.6 million.

Meanwhile, the Mega Millions jackpot stands at $162 million with a cash option of $74.5 million, according to the Mega Millions website.

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What are the winning Powerball numbers for 7/3/24?

Check back here at 11:00 PM ET for the winning Powerball numbers for Wednesday, July 3, 2024:

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When is the next Powerball drawing?

Powerball drawings take place three times a week: Monday, Wednesday and Saturday at 10:59 p.m. In 2021, Monday drawings have been added.

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Until what time can I buy Powerball tickets?

The deadline for buying a Powerball ticket varies by state, so don’t wait until the last minute. The deadline in New Jersey is 9:59 p.m. on the day of the drawing, while the deadline in New York is 10 p.m.

Click here for a complete list of Powerball ticket deadlines by state or jurisdiction.

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How do I play Powerball?

The cost is $2 per ticket, but you can add the Power Play for $1, which increases your potential prize amount up to five times the original prize (except for the jackpot and Match 5). There is also a 10x Power Play opportunity when the jackpot is less than $150 million.

Each player chooses five numbers from 1 to 69 for the white balls and one number from 1 to 26 for the red Powerball. However, you can also let the lottery machine generate a quick pick ticket with random numbers for you.

Prizes range from $4 for matching the Powerball to $1 million for matching all five white balls (except in California) to the jackpot for matching all six balls. You can view all the prize payouts here on the Powerball website.

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Where can I buy the Powerball?

You can play the game in 45 states plus Washington DC, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands.

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Where can you buy lottery tickets?

Tickets can be purchased in person at gas stations, convenience stores, and supermarkets. Some airport terminals may also sell lottery tickets.

You can also order lottery tickets online through Jackpocket, the official digital lottery courier of the USA TODAY Network, in the following U.S. states: Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Idaho, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Texas, Washington DC, and West Virginia. The Jackpocket app allows you to choose your lottery game and numbers, place your order, view your ticket, and collect your winnings, all from the comfort of your phone or home computer.

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How can I watch the Powerball drawing?

The Powerball drawing will be broadcast live on the lottery website at 10:59 p.m. ET on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays. You can watch the drawing by clicking here.

The draw may also be broadcast on a local television channel in your area.

What are my chances of winning?

Playing Powerball can be exciting, but don’t spend those millions before you win.

The odds of winning the jackpot are 292,201,338 to 1.

The chance that all five balls are white is 1 in 11,688,053.

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Lump sum payment or annuity?

The major lotteries in the United States offer two jackpot payout options: annuity and cash.

The annuity option is paid over time. There is an immediate payment and then 29 annual payments, increasing by 5% each year.

The cash option is significantly lower than the advertised jackpot, but is paid out in one go. You don’t have to wait decades for all the money.

Can I win the jackpot and remain anonymous?

In some states, like New Jersey, you can win the lottery anonymously. That wasn’t always the case, but now winners can remain anonymous thanks to a law signed by Governor Phil Murphy.

In other states, a winner’s name and hometown are a matter of public record. Contact your state lottery for more information.

Top 10 Biggest Powerball Jackpots

Here are the top 10 jackpots since the Powerball lottery began in 1992:

  1. $2.04 Billion, November 7, 2022: Won in California
  2. $1.765 billion, October 11, 2023: Won in California
  3. $1.586 Billion, January 13, 2016: Three Winners in California, Florida and Tennessee
  4. $1.326 billion, April 6, 2024: Mined in Oregon
  5. $1.08 billion, July 19, 2023: Won in California
  6. $842.4 million, January 1, 2024: Won in Michigan
  7. $768.4 million, March 27, 2019: Won in Wisconsin
  8. $758.7 million, August 23, 2017: Won in Massachusetts
  9. $754.6 million, February 6, 2023: Won in Washington
  10. $731.1 million, January 20, 2021: Won in Maryland

What was the largest US lottery jackpot ever?

Below are the biggest jackpots won in the United States, between the Powerball and Mega Millions lotteries:

  1. $2.04 Billion, Powerball, November 7, 2022: Won in California
  2. $1.765 Billion, Powerball, October 11, 2023: Won in California
  3. $1.602 Billion, Mega Millions, August 8, 2023: Won in Florida
  4. $1.586 Billion, Powerball, January 13, 2016: Three Winners in California, Florida and Tennessee
  5. $1.537 Billion, Mega Millions, October 23, 2018: Won in South Carolina
  6. $1.348 Billion, Mega Millions, January 13, 2022: Won in Maine
  7. $1.337 Billion, Mega Millions, July 29, 2022: Won in Illinois
  8. $1.326 Billion, Powerball, April 6, 2024: Won in Oregon
  9. $1.128 Billion, Mega Millions, March 26, 2024: Won in New Jersey
  10. $1.08 Billion, Powerball, July 19, 2023: Won in California
  11. $1.05 Billion, Mega Millions, January 22, 2021: Won in Michigan
  12. $842.4 Million, Powerball, January 1, 2024: Won in Michigan
  13. $768.4 Million, Powerball, March 27, 2019: Won in Wisconsin
  14. $758.7 Million, Powerball, August 23, 2017: Won in Massachusetts
  15. $754.6 Million, Powerball: February 6, 2023: Won in Washington
  16. $731.1 Million, Powerball, January 20, 2021: Won in Maryland
  17. $699.8 Million, Powerball, October 4, 2021: Won in California
  18. $687.8 Million, Powerball, October 27, 2018: Two Winners in Iowa, New York
  19. $656 Million, Mega Millions, March 30, 2012: Three Winners in Illinois, Kansas, Maryland
  20. $648 Million, Mega Millions, December 17, 2013: Two Winners in California, Georgia

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