Powerball is played in 45 US states as well as Puerto Rico, the U.S Virgin Islands and Washington D.C., and the wide participation creates some huge prize pools. The biggest-ever Powerball winners have each claimed hundreds of millions of dollars in prize money, and the game holds the record for the largest jackpot ever offered: an incredible $1.58 billion.
Some states have enjoyed considerable success, while others are still waiting to register their first Powerball jackpot winner. The table below is updated whenever the top prize is won and shows how many jackpot-winning tickets have been sold in each of the participating areas.
There have been hundreds of jackpot winners over the years, snapping up multimillion-dollar rewards. Visit the Biggest Powerball Winners page to find out about the largest prizes ever given away on the game.
The most recent Powerball jackpot was won on Wednesday, September 16, 2020.
There was 1 jackpot winning ticket that matched 5 main numbers and the Powerball. The ticket was purchased in New York.
Winners by State
Powerball was launched in 23 states in 1992, and its membership has gradually increased in the years since. As a result, some states have seen more jackpot winners than others. Use our interactive map to see how many jackpots have been claimed in your state, and find out where it stands compared to other states in the table beneath.
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Three jackpots have gone unclaimed since the beginning of the game. One was from a ticket purchased in Georgia, another from Indiana and a $16 million jackpot prize that went unclaimed in Florida.
The table below shows all the Powerball jackpots to have been won since 2003. Use it to find out who has won the top prize, plus when and where the jackpots have been given away. See how much each win was worth and whether the lucky players took the cash option or the annuity. Go to the Biggest Winners page to see a list of the biggest ever Powerball jackpots and learn about the people that won them.
Powerball Winners – Find out information on Powerball Winners by state and view a list of every Powerball jackpot won since 2003.
$1 million Powerball lottery ticket sold at Ypsilanti gas station
‘This the lucky spot,’ employee says
YPSILANTI, Mich. – There is currently $1.3 billion up for grabs this week with the Mega Millions and Powerball lottery drawings.
Friday’s Mega Millions drawing is worth $750 million and Saturday’s Powerball is worth $640 million.
Additionally, some Metro Detroit stores have already sold some money-winning tickets.
Three lucky Michigan residents won $1 million Wednesday night. The winning numbers were 4, 19, 23, 25, 49, Powerball 14.
One of the tickets was sold at a Shell gas station, located on Joe Hall Drive in Ypsilanti.
“Just found out about it about 6:20 this morning,” said Ahmad Moukalled. “My lottery rep, Larry, he called me and told me we sold a million dollar winner.”
The Ypsilanti gas station was abuzz Thursday after Wednesday’s lottery winner. It’s not the first time someone has won big and residents are now believing the store might be lucky.
“This is actually our second jackpot. We sold a Lucky for Life before which is $25,000 for life per year,” Moukalled said. “I’m very excited. I’m happy for the person that won. Hopefully it’s a customer, local guy from the community.”
Store employees aren’t sure who sold the winning ticket or if it was purchased through the machine. Either way, they hope the store owners get a piece of the prize winnings. They encourage others to try their luck here as well.
“People will know this is the lucky spot,” Moukalled said. “This is the place to buy your winning ticket.”
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There is currently $1.3 billion up for grabs this week with the Mega Millions and Powerball lottery drawings.