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4th largest jackpot in game history,

9th largest in U.S. lottery history

AUSTIN – Texas Lottery® players will be looking for some midweek magic in the Wednesday, April 3 Powerball drawing, as the game’s Grand Prize is now an estimated annuitized $1.09 billion – the fourth largest in Powerball history and the ninth biggest jackpot in U.S. lottery history. The cash value of tonight’s Grand Prize is worth an estimated $527.3 million. If there is no jackpot winner in the next Powerball drawing, the Grand Prize for the Saturday, April 6 drawing will roll to an estimated annuitized $1.23 billion.


“With tonight’s Powerball Grand Prize breaking into the top 10 of largest jackpots in U.S. lottery history, Texans continue to be caught up in jackpot fever,” said Ryan Mindell, deputy executive director of the Texas Lottery. “Their excitement over the last several weeks has translated into strong Powerball sales in Texas, which creates much-needed revenue for public education in our state. As draw time approaches, sales are expected to continue at a strong pace. While large jackpots are thrilling, it’s important to remember that it only takes one ticket to win, so we remind our players to play responsibly.”


Wednesday’s Powerball drawing will be the 40th 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 Monday, April 1 drawing, many Texas Lottery players came away winners, as 157,585 winning tickets – ranging from $4 to $100,000 – were purchased in the state. 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 Wednesday, April 3. 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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