$900 million Powerball jackpot: Here’s what you need to know

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Following yet another failed jackpot, the US Powerball total has rocketed to US$900 million (AUD$1.31 billion). Punters will now set their sights on Tuesday’s drawing. Should they strike it lucky, they’ll have the option of the full $900 million payout, spread over several years, or a sizeable one-time lump sum of US$465.1 million.
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Key Takeaways
  • The jackpot for Monday, July 17th’s drawing has a jackpot of US$900 million. 
  • After taxes, the cash value of this jackpot stands at an estimated $465.1 million. 
  • This brings the jackpot to the third largest in Powerball history and makes it the seventh largest ever in U.S. lottery history.
  • The overall odds of winning a prize are 1 in 24.9. The odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 292.2 million.

Here’s everything you need to know about the $900 million Powerball jackpot

How to play 

To play the lottery, you first need to pick five numbers between 1 and 69. These numbers are for the white balls. Next, choose one number between 1 and 26 for the red Powerball. If you’d rather not choose your own numbers, you can let the lottery terminal pick them randomly for you.

How many numbers to win Powerball?

The game requires winners to match the numbers of all five white balls as well as the red Powerball.

When is the Powerball drawn?

The upcoming Monday, July 17 Powerball is scheduled for 10:59 pm ET, which, for our readers in Sydney, translates to Tuesday, July 18 at 12:59pm AEST.

If you purchase a ticket for the draw after the close time, the ticket will automatically go into the next upcoming draw.

Can you buy a ticket in Australia?

The USA Power Lotto is available to Australian and New Zealand residents and allows players to win from the draws of the US Powerball.

What is the Power Play?

Power Play can multiply prizes (except the jackpot) by 2, 3, 4, 5 or 10 times. The multiplier is chosen randomly before each draw. Note, the 10 times multiplier is only used when the jackpot is $150 million or less. Also, if you get 5 numbers right and have Power Play, you win $2 million.

July 15 Powerball numbers

There were no takers for Saturday’s winning combination – white balls numbered 2, 9, 43, 55, 57, and the red Powerball 18.

What are the biggest US Powerball jackpots?

  1. $2.04 Billion – Nov. 7, 2022
  2. $1.586 Billion – Jan. 13, 2016
  3. $900 Million (est.) – July 17, 2023
  4. $768.4 Million – March 27, 2019
  5. $758.7 Million – Aug. 23, 2017
  6. $754.6 Million – Feb. 6, 2023
  7. $731.1 Million – Jan. 20, 2021
  8. $699.8 Million – Oct. 4, 2021
  9. $687.8 Million – Oct. 27, 2018
  10. $632.6 Million – Jan. 5, 2022

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