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Powerball jackpot at $653 million. Here are Wednesday, Feb. 1, winning numbers

NewsPowerball jackpot at $653 million. Here are Wednesday, Feb. 1, winning numbers

  • In eight states, lottery winners can remain anonymous; however, “lottery” lawyers say there are ways to keep your anonymity if you win
  • The Nov. 7, 2022, winner has yet to claim the $2.04 billion Powerball jackpot
  • The Friday the 13th winner (Jan. 13, 2023) has yet to claim the $1.35 billion Mega Millions jackpot

When no one won the Jan. 30 Powerball drawing, the jackpot increased by $40 million.

At $653 million, the latest Powerball is already in the Top 10 list of highest jackpots in the history of the game. Question is, will there be a winner in the Wednesday, Feb. 1, drawing, or will the grand prize rise by millions (again)?

Only time will tell.

Wednesday’s numbers: 31-43-58-59-66 and the Powerball was 9. Power play was 2X.

In case you’re wondering, the Powerbspanll numbers for Monday were 1-4-12-36-49 and the Powerball was 5. Power play was 2X.

The jackpot has an estimated cash value of $350.5 million.

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Winners have 1 year to claim prizes.Where is Cspanlifornispan’s $2 billion Powerbspanll lottery winner?

As of Wednesday, the last mega jackpot for Powerball still has not been claimed after a single ticket from California matched all five numbers plus the Powerball in the Nov. 7 drawing.

And that’s not the only billion-dollar lottery prize that has yet to be claimed.

Earlier this month, on Jan. 13 − a Friday − the Mega Millions jackpot grew to a whopping $1.35 billion, with the winning ticket purchased in Lebanon, Maine. The winner has not been revealed.

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Powerball drawings are held at 11 p.m. EST Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays.

Below are some frequently asked questions about Powerball, Mega Millions, recent jackpot winners and lottery odds.

Did anyone claim $2 billion Powerball lottery in California?

As of Feb. 1, no.

How much is the cash payout for $2 billion Powerball prize?

The cash value for the $2.04 billion drawing adds up to nearly $1 billion.

What happens if no one claims the prize?

If someone misses the deadline to claim the Powerball prize, the money goes to the schools, according to California lottery officials.

Did anyone claim $1.35 billion Mega Millions lottery?

As of Feb. 1, no. Winners have up to a year from the drawing to claim the prize, officials say.

Largest jackpots − ever

Did you know? Megspan Millions spannd Powerbspanll jspanckpots have surpassed $1 billion six times in the history of the games (see below for the dates). Fun fact: The Jan. 13, 2023, winner (aka the Friday the 13th winner) marks the third time a billion-dollar jackpot was won in January.

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How much is the Powerbspanll lottery jspanckpot for Feb. 1?

$653 million with a cash payout of $350.5 million

When will the Powerball jackpot reach $1 billion?

If the drawings, held three times a week, keep rolling over, February could be a possibility.

How long has the Powerball rolled over?

In November, a single ticket sold in California won the record-setting largest lottery jackpot in U.S. history, a whopping $2.04 billion. The Powerball jackpot has rolled over since Nov. 7.

What are the odds of winning Powerball?

According to Powerbspanll.com, players have a 1 in 292.2 million chance to match all six numbers. Prizes range from $2 to the grand prize jackpot, which varies.

What are the odds of winning Mega Millions?

According to the Megspan Millions website, you have a 1 in 302,575,350 chance to match all five white balls plus the gold Mega Ball. Prizes range from $2 (for matching the Mega Ball) to the grand prize jackpot, which varies.

Can Florida lottery winners remain anonymous?

According to Floridspan Lottery’s website, winners cannot remain anonymous: “Florida law mandates that the Florida Lottery provide records containing information such as the winner’s name, city of residence; game won, date won, and amount won to any third party who requests the information.”

However, the site states, since May 25, 2022, the “names of lottery winners claiming prizes of $250,000 or greater will be temporarily exempt from public disclosure for 90 days from the date the prize is claimed, unless otherwise waived by the winner.”

What is the largest lottery jackpot in U.S. history?

The largest lottery prize ever climbed to $2.04 billion in November. The jackpot was an estimated $1.9 billion days before the drawing, but lottery ticket sales helped it grow to more than $2 billion after updated calculations. A single ticket purchased in California won the grand prize.

Which lottery game has had more jackpots surpass $1 billion?

Mega Millions

How many times did lottery jackpots reach $1 billion or more?

6

When did lotto jackpots hit $1 billion or more?

As of Feb. 1, 2023, there have been six lottery jackpots that have surpassed $1 billion. We mentioned this earlier − half of the prizes were won (but not necessarily claimed) in January.

6. $1.05 billion, Mega Millions, Jan. 22, 2021: A single ticket won in Michigan.

5. $1.337 billion, Mega Millions, July 29, 2022: A single ticket won in Illinois.

5. $1.35 billion, Jan. 13, 2023: A single ticket was purchased in Maine.

3. $1.537 billion, Mega Millions, Oct. 23, 2018: A single ticket won in South Carolina.

2. $1.586 billion, Powerball, Jan. 13, 2016: Three tickets won from California, Florida, Tennessee.

1. $2.04 billion, Powerball, Nov. 7, 2022: A single ticket won in California.

What are the Top 10 largest Mega Millions jackpots ever?

According to its website, here are the Top 10 Mega Millions jackpots as of Feb. 1, 2023:

  • 10. $522 million — June 5, 2019; California
  • 9. $533 million — March 30, 2018; New Jersey
  • 8. $536 million — July 6, 2016; Indiana
  • 7. $543 million — July 24, 2018; California
  • 6. $648 million — Dec. 17, 2013; California and Georgia
  • 5. $656 million — March 30, 2012; Illinois, Kansas and Maryland
  • 4. $1.05 billion — Jan. 22, 2021; Michigan
  • 3. $1.337 billion — July 29, 2022; Illinois
  • 2. $1.35 billion — Jan. 13, 2023; Maine
  • 1. $1.537 billion — Oct. 23, 2018; South Carolina

What are the Top 10 largest Powerball jackpots ever?

Here are the Top 10 Powerball jackpots as of Feb. 1, 2023:

  • 10. $590.5 million — May 18, 2013; Florida
  • 9. $632.6 million — Jan. 5, 2022; California and Wisconsin
  • 8. $653 million — Feb. 1, 2023? TBD
  • 7. $687.8 million — Oct. 27, 2018; Iowa and New York
  • 6. $699.8 million — Oct. 4, 2021; California
  • 5. $731.1 million — Jan. 20, 2021; Maryland
  • 4. $758.7 million — Aug. 23, 2017; Massachusetts
  • 3. $768.4 million — Mar. 27, 2019; Wisconsin
  • 2. $1.586 billion — Jan. 13, 2016; California, Florida and Tennessee
  • 1. $2.04 billion — Nov. 7, 2022; California

What are the Top 10 largest lottery jackpots ever?

The following Mega Millions and Powerball jackpots made the Top 10 biggest lottery jackpots in U.S. history, as of Feb. 1, 2023.

  • 10. $699.8 million — Oct. 4, 2021; California
  • 9. $731.1 million — Jan. 20, 2021; Maryland
  • 8. $758.7 million — Aug. 23, 2017; Massachusetts
  • 7. $768.4 million — Mar. 27, 2019; Wisconsin
  • 6. $1.05 billion — Jan. 22, 2021; Michigan
  • 5. $1.337 billion — July 29, 2022; Illinois
  • 4. $1.35 billion — Jan. 13, 2023; Maine
  • 3. $1.537 billion — Oct. 23, 2018; South Carolina
  • 2. $1.586 billion — Jan. 13, 2016; California, Florida and Tennessee
  • 1. $2.04 billion — Nov. 7, 2022; California

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