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5th largest jackpot in game history

AUSTIN – Texas Lottery® players will be hunting for a big jackpot this holiday weekend, as the Saturday, March 30 Powerball drawing stands at an estimated annuitized $935 million. Saturday’s Powerball Grand Prize is the fifth largest in game history and offers a cash value worth an estimated $449.7 million. If there is no jackpot winner in the next Powerball drawing, the Grand Prize for the Monday, April 1 drawing will roll to an estimated annuitized $975 million.


“A week of exciting jackpots continues into the weekend for Texas Lottery players, as they look forward to their next chance to win a massive prize,” said Ryan Mindell, deputy executive director of the Texas Lottery. “Saturday night’s Powerball jackpot has surpassed $900 million for the first time this year, and we continue to see robust sales for the game, which is excellent news for public education in Texas. As jackpot fever continues to sweep the state, we want to remind our players to play responsibly. It only takes one ticket to win.”


Saturday’s Powerball drawing will be the 38th in the current jackpot run since starting as an estimated annuitized $20 million for the Jan. 3 drawing. This is the game’s largest prize since the Oct. 11, 2023 drawing when an out of state player won an $1.765 billion jackpot prize.


While no one won the jackpot prize in the Wednesday, March 27 drawing, many Texas Lottery players came away winners, as 129,798 winning tickets – ranging from $4 to $1 million – were purchased in the state. The second-tier prize winning ticket worth $1 million was sold in Flower Mound and is yet to be claimed. Since the start of 2024, eight Texas Lottery players have won second-tier Powerball prizes of $1 million or larger, including five during the month of March.


Since joining the game in 2010, Texas has had two Powerball jackpot winners, including its most recent in February 2015 when TL Management Trust, Andrew Weber, Trustee of Austin, claimed a share of the $564.1 million jackpot prize with two other winners.


Powerball Grand Prizes currently start at $20 million and roll until the jackpot is won. Players win the Grand Prize by matching five numbers from a field of 69 numbers and one Powerball number from a field of 26 numbers. By choosing Power Play® for $1 more per Play, players can multiply their non-Grand Prize winnings by two, three, four, five or 10 times*. A Power Play Match Five (5+0) prize is set at $2 million regardless of the Power Play number selected. All other non-Grand Prizes will be multiplied by the Power Play number selected. (*The 10X Power Play multiplier is available for drawings in which the initially advertised annuitized Grand Prize amount is $150 million or less.).


Drawings are broadcast each Monday, Wednesday and Saturday at 10:12 p.m. CT. Texas Lottery players can purchase Powerball tickets at more than 20,000 Texas Lottery retailers across the state. Ticket sales for the next Powerball drawing will close at 9 p.m. CT on Saturday, March 30. The retailer that sells a jackpot-winning Powerball ticket is eligible to receive up to a $1 million retailer bonus.


About the Texas Lottery

Beginning with the first ticket sold in 1992, the Texas Lottery has generated more than $38 billion in revenue for the state and distributed more than $85 billion in prizes to lottery players. Since 1997, the Texas Lottery has contributed $32.6 billion to the Foundation School Fund, which supports public education in Texas. As authorized by the Texas Legislature, certain Texas Lottery revenues benefit state programs including the Fund for Veterans’ Assistance. Since the first veterans’ themed scratch ticket game was launched in 2009, the Texas Lottery has contributed more than $235 million for programs supporting Texas veterans.


The Texas Lottery provides several entertaining games for lottery players including Powerball®, Mega Millions®, Lotto Texas®, All or Nothing™, Texas Two Step®, Pick 3™, Daily 4™, Cash Five® and scratch ticket games. For more information visit us on Facebook, X, Instagram, LinkedIn, YouTube or at PLAY RESPONSIBLY.

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