Powerball prize reaches $1.73 billion, the second-largest jackpot in U.S. history

After Monday’s drawing did not produce a winner, the Powerball jackpot rose to $1.73 billion. If won, it would be the second-largest jackpot in U.S. history.

The winning Powerball numbers on Monday were, in order, 16, 34, 46, 55, 67 and the red Powerball was 14. The jackpot was $1.55 billion.

The latest Powerball jackpot is surpassed only by the $2.04 billion grand prize won on a ticket purchased in California that was drawn on Nov. 7, 2022.

This Powerball run is the ninth in U.S. history to surpass $1 billion and the first time back-to-back Powerball cycles have breached that benchmark. There have been five Mega Millions jackpots and four Powerball jackpots to go past $1 billion.

Wednesday’s drawing will be the 36th in the current jackpot run, Powerball said in a release. The last jackpot-winning ticket was bought in California and drawn on July 19, 2023.

If a lucky player hits it big Wednesday, that winner will be able to choose between a $756.6 million lump sum or a smaller immediate payment followed by 29 annual payments, each 5% bigger than the last. The $1.73 billion figure represents the latter, annuitized option.

Each Powerball play costs $2, and tickets can be purchased in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The game is not offered in Alabama, Alaska, Hawaii, Nevada and Utah.

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