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$545 MILLION: Powerball lottery jackpot rolls a record 37 times

Sep 26, 2021, 4:22 pm

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14th-largest US lottery jackpot in history

By Todd Northrop

After a record 37th-consecutive drawing without a winner, the Powerball multi-state lottery game now features a jackpot that will provide multi-generational wealth to the lucky player who eventually wins it all.

After nobody won Saturday's $528.8 million grand prize, the Powerball jackpot increased to a whopping $545 million for Monday's drawing — the 14th-largest US lottery jackpot of all time.

But since most winners choose the lump-sum cash option, the $392.1 million cash value of Monday's Powerball jackpot is what might get people buying a few extra tickets.  It's the 9th-largest cash value of any jackpot in US lottery history.

The complete top-25 list of United States lottery jackpot annuity and cash values can be found below.

Players looking to calculate what they would receive after the initial federal and state tax withholdings, as well as the final tax bill, can find it all pre-calculated for each Powerball jurisdiction on the Jackpot Analysis page at USA Mega, a web site devoted to the Powerball and Mega Millions multi-state lottery games.

Monday's mega boatload of cash is the result of an unprecedented 37 consecutive draws without a winner.  The run-up started as a $20 million prize on June 9 — it has been almost 4 months since Powerball last had a winner.

The next-highest number of rollovers was for the $731.1 million jackpot won on Jan. 20, 2021, when it took 35 rollovers to produce a winner. That jackpot was claimed in May by an anonymous group of players dubbed "The Power Pack".

Players looking for a nearby lottery retailer to buy tickets for the upcoming drawing — or an out-of-the-way retailer with a smaller line — are encouraged to use Lottery Places, the only app for iOS, Android, and Windows that can locate the nearest lottery retailers in every jurisdiction that sells Powerball and Mega Millions. The helpful app can locate lottery stores in the United States, the United Kingdom, Mexico, much of Canada, and the Caribbean.

Michigan lottery players also have the option of bypassing the store completely and buying Powerball lottery tickets online.

Virginia players can do the same and purchase Powerball tickets online.

Players outside the USA can use a reputable butler service, which provides scanned copies of the purchased lottery tickets securely held on behalf of the customer. In the past, the lottery ticket service was used by people out side the USA to win big jackpots in Oregon and Florida.

Players should note that jackpot amounts are conservative estimates provided by the lotteries, and are often somewhat higher by the time the drawing occurs. For example, the original estimate for Saturday's drawing was $523 million, but by the time all the proceeds were counted just before draw-time, the jackpot had swelled to $528.8 million.

The winning numbers for Saturday, September 25, 2021 were 22, 23, 37, 62, and 63, with Powerball number 19.  The Power Play number was 3.

The Saturday Powerball Double Play drawing results were 14, 18, 27, 31, and 56, with Powerball number 2. Double Play is a new game option currently available in 14 states that lets you play your numbers in a second drawing for $1 per play, with a chance to win up to $10 million in cash. See How to Play Powerball at USA Mega for more information about Double Play.

Although nobody won the jackpot Saturday night, 4 lucky players matched the first 5 numbers for a $1,000,000 prize: 1 from Connecticut, 1 from Illinois, 1 from New Jersey, and 1 from Pennsylvania.

Only the ticket sold in Illinois was purchased with the Power Play option, doubling the prize to $2 million. Power Play is available in all jurisdictions except California, where the fixed nature of the prize increase offered in Power Play is not compatible with California's pari-mutuel payout regulations.

33 tickets matched four white numbers plus the Powerball and won $50,000.  Of those tickets, 6 were purchased with the Power Play option, increasing the prize to $150,000, and 8 were purchased in California where the prize was $13,375 this drawing.  California prize amounts differ from the rest of the country because the state awards all prizes on a pari-mutuel basis, meaning the prizes will change each drawing based on the number of tickets sold and the number of tickets that won at each prize level.

A complete list of prizes available for matching various numbers can be found on the Powerball Drawing Detail page at USA Mega, as well as on the Powerball Prize Payouts and the Powerball Double Play Prize Payouts pages at Lottery Post.

Following the Saturday drawing, the Powerball annuity jackpot estimate was raised $16.2 million from its previous amount of $528.8 million. The cash value was raised by $11.6 million from its previous amount of $380.5 million.

Seasoned Powerball players will notice somewhat smaller jackpot increases from draw-to-draw, but much of this is due to the additional Monday drawings that were added in August, as well as lower interest rates in today's downturned financial climate.

The next Powerball drawing will take place Monday night at 10:59 pm Eastern Time.

Powerball is played in 45 states, plus the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.  Drawings are Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays at 10:59 p.m. Eastern Time.  Tickets cost $2 each.

Powerball lottery results are published within minutes of the drawing at USA Mega (www.usamega.com).  The USA Mega Web site provides lottery players in-depth information about the United States's two biggest multi-state lottery games, Mega Millions and Powerball.

Top 25 United States lottery jackpots of all time

Monday's Powerball jackpot currently stands as the 14th-largest lottery jackpot of all time.

  1. Powerball: $1.5864 billion, Jan. 13, 2016 (19 rollovers, starting at $40 million) - California, Florida, Tennessee
  2. Mega Millions: $1.537 billion, Oct. 23, 2018 (25 rollovers, starting at $40 million) - South Carolina
  3. Mega Millions: $1.05 billion, Jan. 22, 2021 (36 rollovers, starting at $20 million) - Michigan
  4. Powerball: $768.4 million, Mar. 27, 2019 (25 rollovers, starting at $40 million) - Wisconsin
  5. Powerball: $758.7 million, Aug. 23, 2017 (20 rollovers, starting at $40 million) - Massachusetts
  6. Powerball: $731.1 million, Jan. 20, 2021 (35 rollovers, starting at $20 million) - Maryland
  7. Powerball: $687.8 million, Oct. 27, 2018 (21 rollovers, starting at $40 million) - Iowa, New York
  8. Mega Millions: $656 million, Mar. 30, 2012 (18 rollovers, starting at $12 million) - Illinois, Kansas, Maryland
  9. Mega Millions: $636 million, Dec. 17, 2013 (21 rollovers, starting at $12 million) - California, Georgia
  10. Powerball: $590.5 million, May 18, 2013 (13 rollovers, starting at $40 million) - Florida
  11. Powerball: $587.5 million, Nov. 28, 2012 (15 rollovers, starting at $40 million) - Arizona, Missouri
  12. Powerball: $564.1 million, Feb. 11, 2015 (20 rollovers, starting at $40 million) - North Carolina, Puerto Rico, Texas
  13. Powerball: $559.7 million, Jan. 6, 2018 (20 rollovers, starting at $40 million) - New Hampshire
  14. Powerball: $545 million, Sep. 27, 2021 (37 rollovers, starting at $20 million) - Preliminary estimate, not won yet
  15. Mega Millions: $543 million, Jul. 24, 2018 (22 rollovers, starting at $40 million) - California
  16. Mega Millions: $536 million, Jul. 8, 2016 (34 rollovers, starting at $15 million) - Indiana
  17. Mega Millions: $533 million, Mar. 30, 2018 (23 rollovers, starting at $40 million) - New Jersey
  18. Mega Millions: $522 million, Jun. 7, 2019 (24 rollovers, starting at $40 million) - California
  19. Mega Millions: $516 million, May 21, 2021 (26 rollovers, starting at $20 million) - Pennsylvania
  20. Powerball: $487 million, Jul. 30, 2016 (23 rollovers, starting at $40 million) - New Hampshire
  21. Powerball: $456.7 million, Mar. 17, 2018 (19 rollovers, starting at $15 million) - Pennsylvania
  22. Mega Millions: $451 million, Jan. 5, 2018 (23 rollovers, starting at $15 million) - Florida
  23. Powerball: $448.4 million, Aug. 7, 2013 (12 rollovers, starting at $40 million) - Minnesota, New Jersey (2)
  24. Powerball: $447.8 million, Jun. 10, 2017 (19 rollovers, starting at $40 million) - California
  25. Powerball: $435.3 million, Feb. 22, 2017 (18 rollovers, starting at $40 million) - Indiana

For those keeping score, the number of jackpots in the top 25, by lottery game, are:

  • Powerball: 15
  • Mega Millions: 10

Top 25 cash value jackpots

Since many lottery winners collect their winnings in cash, the lump-sum payout is an important measure of what a winning ticket could be worth.

The new Powerball jackpot ranks as the 9th-largest lump-sum cash value jackpot in history.

  1. Powerball: $983.5 million cash, Jan. 13, 2016 ($1.5864 billion annuity) - California, Florida, Tennessee
  2. Mega Millions: $877.8 million cash, Oct. 23, 2018 ($1.537 billion annuity) - South Carolina
  3. Mega Millions: $776.6 million cash, Jan. 22, 2021 ($1.05 billion annuity) - Michigan
  4. Powerball: $546.8 million cash, Jan. 20, 2021 ($731.1 million annuity) - Maryland
  5. Powerball: $480.5 million cash, Aug. 23, 2017 ($758.7 million annuity) - Massachusetts
  6. Powerball: $476.9 million cash, Mar. 27, 2019 ($768.4 million annuity) - Wisconsin
  7. Mega Millions: $471 million cash, Mar. 30, 2012 ($656 million annuity) - Illinois, Kansas, Maryland
  8. Powerball: $396.2 million cash, Oct. 27, 2018 ($687.8 million annuity) - Iowa, New York
  9. Powerball: $392.1 million cash, Sep. 27, 2021 ($545 million annuity) - Preliminary estimate, not won yet
  10. Powerball: $384.7 million cash, Nov. 28, 2012 ($587.5 million annuity) - Arizona, Missouri
  11. Powerball: $381.1 million cash, Feb. 11, 2015 ($564.1 million annuity) - North Carolina, Puerto Rico, Texas
  12. Mega Millions: $378 million cash, Jul. 8, 2016 ($536 million annuity) - Indiana
  13. Powerball: $370.9 million cash, May 18, 2013 ($590.5 million annuity) - Florida
  14. Powerball: $352 million cash, Jan. 6, 2018 ($559.7 million annuity) - New Hampshire
  15. Mega Millions: $347.6 million cash, Dec. 17, 2013 ($636 million annuity) - California, Georgia
  16. Mega Millions: $349.3 million cash, May 21, 2021 ($516 million annuity) - Pennsylvania
  17. Mega Millions: $340 million cash, Jun. 7, 2019 ($522 million annuity) - California
  18. Powerball: $336.8 million cash, Jul. 30, 2016 ($487 million annuity) - New Hampshire
  19. Mega Millions: $324 million cash, Mar. 30, 2018 ($533 million annuity) - New Jersey
  20. Mega Millions: $320.5 million cash, Jul. 24, 2018 ($543 million annuity) - California
  21. Mega Millions: $319.9 million cash, Jun. 9, 2020 ($414 million annuity) - Arizona
  22. Mega Millions: $314.4 million cash, Sep. 21, 2021 ($431 million annuity) - New York
  23. Powerball: $284 million cash, May 7, 2016 ($429.6 million annuity) - New Jersey
  24. Mega Millions: $281.9 million cash, Jan. 5, 2018 ($451 million annuity) - Florida
  25. Powerball: $279.1 million cash, Jun. 10, 2017 ($447.8 million annuity) - California

The number of jackpot cash values in the top 25, by lottery game, are:

  • Powerball: 13
  • Mega Millions: 12

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Gallatin Tennesee
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I am actually shocked that no one has won the grand prize since June 9th. Considering the gigantic amount of people who play each week that is amazing. I wonder how many Beverly Hills mansions could you buy if you took the lump sum ($392 million)? or if you paid yourself a salary each month would you actually be able to stick to it?  Do most people really need financial advisers? So many questions, but there is only one way to find out. Win baby, win. Good luck to all.

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    White Shores- California
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    I am actually shocked that no one has won the grand prize since June 9th. Considering the gigantic amount of people who play each week that is amazing. I wonder how many Beverly Hills mansions could you buy if you took the lump sum ($392 million)? or if you paid yourself a salary each month would you actually be able to stick to it?  Do most people really need financial advisers? So many questions, but there is only one way to find out. Win baby, win. Good luck to all.

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    * Don't be shocked, l dreamt l was on a date with Jennifer Lawrence as a teenager, but it never came to fruition.Cool

    * But in all seriousness- consider when the jackpot reached $1.5 Billion back in 2016 MG..

     * Voice of Reason *   

    * People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it- George Bernard Shaw.

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      Simpsonville
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      * Don't be shocked, l dreamt l was on a date with Jennifer Lawrence as a teenager, but it never came to fruition.Cool

      * But in all seriousness- consider when the jackpot reached $1.5 Billion back in 2016 MG..

      She is very sweet and her family still lives in Louisville, KY.   When I worked in PICU she would visit the kids either X-mas Eve or Christmas Day and take one group picture with the staff.   She donated $1 million to our new Jennifer Lawrence CVICU...something I've never seen since I retired!  She is just as nice as could be.

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        They raised the price one buck a ticket to two bucks. They increased the number of balls. Increases the odds of winning. They are getting the rollovers, but the amount of the jackpot increase is not comeserate with the higher ticket cost. YOU ARE BEING SWINDLED!

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          She is very sweet and her family still lives in Louisville, KY.   When I worked in PICU she would visit the kids either X-mas Eve or Christmas Day and take one group picture with the staff.   She donated $1 million to our new Jennifer Lawrence CVICU...something I've never seen since I retired!  She is just as nice as could be.

          Yeah she is sweet, l even liked her acting in " Passengers" Jeff. The movie was panned, but the question remained " Was waking her up unforgivable " because if you didn't that ship would have been destroyed. Kinda like Gloria Mackenzie- if she did not cut in line at that exact moment, she may not have been the sole winner of that massive jackpot.

           * Voice of Reason *   

          * People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it- George Bernard Shaw.

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            "I am actually shocked that no one has won the grand prize since June 9th. Considering the gigantic amount of people who play each week that is amazing."

            The total number of tickets sold isn't really all that big relative to the odds. Total sales through Saturday's drawing  was about 591.5 million tickets. While we can expect a long term average of 1 winning ticket for every 292 million tickets, the actual chance of getting at least 1 winner out of 591.5 million tickets is only about 87%. And that's based on all tickets having numbers selected randomly. Because  a lot of people play combinations that aren't chosen from all 292 million possibilities (limiting choices to calendar numbers, sequential numbers, etc.) the chance of producing a winner is lower.

            That 87% is also based on the chance of at least 1 winner with all 591.5 million tickets for a single drawing. Every time a drawing fails to produce a winner th chances of getting a winner on the next drawing are based only on the tickets sold for that drawing. Sales for Monday's drawing are expected to be about 40 million tickets, so the chance the jackpot will be won is only about 1 in 8.

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              Thanks bluegrass

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                Looking forward to the grand prize winner of this jackpot run being from TN  Naughty

                Good luck to us all on tonight's draw

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                  Austin
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                   Not, willl be TX, Austin to be exact and from HEB grocery store.

                   

                  seems large jackpots are hit from Publix in Florida

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                    I am actually shocked that no one has won the grand prize since June 9th. Considering the gigantic amount of people who play each week that is amazing. I wonder how many Beverly Hills mansions could you buy if you took the lump sum ($392 million)? or if you paid yourself a salary each month would you actually be able to stick to it?  Do most people really need financial advisers? So many questions, but there is only one way to find out. Win baby, win. Good luck to all.

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                    Well...hmmm....remember when they added the Monday draw they said the jackpots would grow faster and bigger?  According to the Todd-O-Stats the $1 billion Mega Millions Jackpot from earlier this year was a 36 roller before it got hit!

                    3/2*36=54 so maybe this one still has a way to roll?

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                      She is very sweet and her family still lives in Louisville, KY.   When I worked in PICU she would visit the kids either X-mas Eve or Christmas Day and take one group picture with the staff.   She donated $1 million to our new Jennifer Lawrence CVICU...something I've never seen since I retired!  She is just as nice as could be.

                      Is she a big jackpot winner from KY?  I don't recall seeing that name for a huge PB or MM.  What's the story?

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                         Not, willl be TX, Austin to be exact and from HEB grocery store.

                         

                        seems large jackpots are hit from Publix in Florida

                        It's time for a ticket sold in the little burg of Ontario, Oregon to hit it big.  Jester

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                          Simpsonville
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                          Is she a big jackpot winner from KY?  I don't recall seeing that name for a huge PB or MM.  What's the story?

                          Heck no.   She's a self trained Actress.   She starred in Hunger Games as well as other box office hits.  Her family here is very humble, down to Earth like she is.

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                            Blue Bell,Pa
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                            570 million now in 12th place for largest jackpot. =-p