Powerball jackpot climbs to $280M. When is the next drawing?

The Powerball jackpot continues to rise with an estimated jackpot of $280 million.

If someone matches all six balls in Saturday night's drawing, the winner would take home the grand prize, which currently has a cash option of $128.6 million.

Monday's winning numbers were 3, 4, 51, 53 and 60 and the red Powerball was 6 . The Power Play was 3X.

Although no one won Wednesday's jackpot prize, a ticket purchased in Connecticut matched all five white balls and purchased the Power Play option for a $2 million prize, according to lottery officials.

Powerball drawings are held each Monday, Wednesday and Saturday at 10:59 p.m. EST. Drawings can be viewed live at powerball.com/watch-drawing.

The Powerball jackpot was last hit in the Oct. 11, 2023 drawing, when a ticket in California matched all five white balls and the red Powerball to win a grand prize worth $1.765 billion, which was the second-largest prize in Powerball history. Since then, there have been 15 consecutive drawings without a jackpot winner, according to lottery officials.

How to play Powerball

Choose five numbers 1 to 69 and one number 1 to 26 to be your Powerball. To win the Powerball jackpot, match the six numbers on your ticket to the drawn six-number combination (five numbers plus the Powerball).

The odds of winning the jackpot prize are 1 in 292.2 million.

Powerball numbers you need to know

These most commonly drawn numbers could help you win.

Powerball ticket locations in NY

Powerball tickets cost $2 each. Here’s where to find the closest New York Lottery game retailers near you.

Powerball drawings: Where to watch

You can watch Powerball drawings online. The drawing takes place in the Florida Lottery draw studio in Tallahassee.

Top 10 Powerball Jackpots

  1. $2.04 billion, Nov. 7, 2022: Won in California

  2. $1.765 billion, Oct. 11, 2023: Won in California

  3. $1.586 billion, Jan. 13, 2016: Three winners in California, Florida, Tennessee

  4. $1.08 billion, July 19, 2023: Won in California

  5. $768.4 million, March 27, 2019: Won in Wisconsin

  6. $758.7 million, Aug. 23, 2017: Won in Massachusetts

  7. $754.6 million, Feb. 6, 2023: Won in Washington

  8. $731.1 million, Jan. 20, 2021: Won in Maryland

  9. $699.8 million, Oct. 4, 2021: Won in California

  10. $687.8 million, Oct. 27, 2018: Two winners in Iowa, New York

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