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U.S. lottery jackpot jumps to $596M for Saturday draw

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Published on Friday, September 15, 2023


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The Powerball® jackpot has eluded players again and has jumped to an estimated $596 million for the next drawing on Saturday, Sept. 16, according to a press release from Powerball. 

The jackpot has a cash value of $288.2 million.

Those living in the U.S. can play on the Powerball website. 


Anyone living outside the U.S. can play PowerBall or any of the other international lotteries on The Lotter website.

The Powerball jackpot rolled Wednesday night after no ticket matched all six numbers drawn – white balls 22, 30, 37, 44, 45 and red Powerball 18. The Power Play® multiplier was 3X.

The Wednesday drawing produced more than 885 thousand winning tickets across the U.S., including a ticket in Missouri that matched all five white balls to win a $1 million prize. 

A ticket in South Carolina won a $2 million prize by matching all five white balls and including the prize multiplier feature, Power Play®, for an additional $1 per play.

The Powerball jackpot was previously hit in the July 19 drawing when a ticket in California won a prize worth $1.08 billion, the third-largest Powerball jackpot ever won. Since then, there have been 24 consecutive Powerball drawings without a jackpot winner.

The current jackpot run has produced nearly 16 million winning tickets across the country, including 25 tickets that have won $1 million prizes and eight tickets that have won $2 million prizes.

If a player wins the jackpot on Saturday night, they will have the choice between an annuitized prize worth an estimated $596 million or a lump sum payment estimated at $288.2 million. Both prize options are before taxes. If the winner selects the annuity option, they will receive one immediate payment followed by 29 annual payments that increase by 5% each year.

Powerball tickets are $2 per play. Tickets are sold in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. More than half of all proceeds from the sale of a Powerball ticket remain in the jurisdiction where the ticket was sold. 

Powerball drawings are broadcast live every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday at 10:59 p.m. EST from the Florida Lottery draw studio in Tallahassee. The drawings are also live-streamed online on Powerball.com.

Lotto Direct Limited is operating TheLotter.com. Lotto Direct Limited is licensed by the Malta Gaming Authority; License Reference MGA/B2C/402/2017. Eligible participants must be ages 18+ only. Gambling can be harmful if not controlled.


The views or opinions expressed in this article are the sole and exclusive responsibility of the author and do not necessarily represent the opinion of A.M. Costa Rica.

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