Powerball Jackpot Soars to $522M in Year’s Third Largest Haul

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The Powerball jackpot has soared to a staggering $522 million, marking it as one of the largest prizes in the game’s history so far in 2023. The grand prize, which saw no winners in Saturday’s drawing, is the third-largest jackpot of the year, according to the lottery’s declaration. Meanwhile, the one-time cash value of the prize stands at a whopping $252.4 million, further enticing players to try their luck in this high-stakes game.

The record for the largest jackpot in Powerball’s history was set earlier this year, standing at an eye-watering $1.08 billion. This was followed by a still-impressive $754.6 million grand prize in February. The billion-dollar jackpot was claimed in July by a fortunate player in California, following 38 consecutive drawings. This windfall represented the third-largest in the game’s history, demonstrating the scale of potential winnings in this lottery.

Powerball Hits Third-Largest Jackpot of 2023

The Powerball jackpot has reached a staggering $522 million, making it the third-largest jackpot for the year 2023. The grand prize climbed to this impressive sum after there were no winners in the recent Saturday night’s drawing.

Record Breaking Jackpots

Powerball has seen some colossal jackpots this year, with the largest being a whopping $1.08 billion. This record-breaking amount was won in July by a lucky ticket holder in California. This was the third-largest windfall in Powerball history, following a tremendous 38 consecutive drawings without a grand prize winner. Earlier in the year, February saw another huge jackpot of $754.6 million.

The one-time cash value of the current jackpot is estimated to be $252.4 million, making it an enticing prospect for potential players.

Million-Dollar Winners

While the grand prize continues to climb, there have been several notable winners. For instance, two $1 million tickets were sold in New Hampshire and Virginia, and a Florida resident bagged a generous $2 million prize. It goes to show that even if the grand prize remains elusive, there are plenty of other substantial prizes up for grabs.

Upcoming Drawings and Odds

The next drawing for the grand prize is scheduled for September 11 at 10:59 p.m. ET. But don’t hold your breath – the odds of winning the grand prize stand at a slim 1 in 292.2 million.

In the meantime, players of the sister lottery game, Mega Millions, have an opportunity to vie for a $141 million grand prize on Tuesday night.


The Powerball jackpot continues to offer exhilarating opportunities for lottery players. The growing jackpot not only shows the scale of the lottery industry, but also the immense appeal it has to the public, despite the incredibly slim odds of winning. As the next drawing approaches, lottery enthusiasts around the country will be eagerly waiting to see if they can defy the odds and become the next grand prize winner.

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