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Numbers for Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2023

(NEXSTAR) — Seize your tickets: the profitable numbers for the estimated $1.2 billion Powerball jackpot have been drawn.

The profitable numbers drawn on Wednesday, Oct. 4, had been: 63, 9, 35, 64, 54 and pink Powerball is 1. The Energy Play is 2X.

The jackpot propelled to an estimated $1.2 billion, with a money worth of $551.7 million, after no ticket matched all profitable numbers drawn Monday, although a number of gamers took house second-tier prizes.

At that measurement, it stands because the third-largest jackpot in Powerball historical past, coming in behind a $2.04 billion jackpot hit final November in California and a $1.586 billion jackpot cut up by three tickets (California, Florida, and Tennessee) in 2016.

If the jackpot is gained on this drawing, it could be the seventh-largest lottery jackpot in U.S. historical past, edging out a $1.08 billion Powerball jackpot gained by a ticket bought in California in July — which has but to be claimed.

The most important lottery prizes within the U.S. are:

  1. $2.04 billion (Powerball): Nov. 7, 2022; California
  2. $1.602 billion (Mega Tens of millions): Aug. 15, 2023; Florida
  3. $1.586 billion (Powerball): Jan. 13, 2016; California, Florida, Tennessee
  4. $1.537 billion (Mega Tens of millions): Oct. 23, 2018; South Carolina
  5. $1.348 billion (Mega Tens of millions): Jan. 13, 2023; Maine
  6. $1.337 billion (Mega Tens of millions): July 29, 2022; Illinois
  7. $1.2 billion (Est. Powerball): Oct. 4, 2023
  8. $1.08 billion (Powerball): July 19, 2023; California
  9. $1.05 billion (Mega Tens of millions): Jan. 22, 2021; Michigan 
  10. $768.4 million (Powerball): March 27, 2019; Wisconsin

It might additionally change into the most important Powerball jackpot gained in practically any state. In all however three — California, Florida, and Tennessee — the most important jackpot ever gained is beneath $1 billion.

The prize has grown so huge as a result of there have been 33 consecutive drawings since somebody matched all 5 white balls and the Powerball to win the jackpot, which final occurred July 19.

That shedding streak displays the stunningly lengthy odds of profitable the jackpot, at 1 in 292.2 million.

Jackpot winners have two choices to obtain their prize: an annuitized payout of regularly growing funds over 29 years or as a lump sum. The payouts can range relying on the state as properly.

In the event you’re fortunate sufficient to beat the chances and win, chances are you’ll need to assume twice about taking the lump sum payout, regardless of it being the most typical possibility amongst winners.

Powerball tickets are $2 every and bought in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Drawings are held each Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday at 10:59 p.m. ET. You could have a 1 in 292.2 million probability of profitable the Powerball jackpot and a 1 in 24.9 probability of profitable any Powerball prize. 

Matt Knight contributed to this report.

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