Powerball: No winners as jackpot climbs to $687 million


The Powerball jackpot stood at the edge of becoming a top-10 prize in the promotion after there was no grand prize winner on Monday night. The jackpot now stands at $687 million and has a chance of moving past the 10th-largest grand prize of $699.8 million if nobody wins on Wednesday.

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Numbers drawn Monday night for a prize worth $645 million were 10-17-20-39-44 and the Powerball was 16. The Power Play was 3X.

Jackpot jumps to $687 million

Update 12:10 a.m. EDT March 19: There were no grand prize winners in Monday’s drawing, sending the jackpot soaring to $687 million.

The next drawing is Wednesday.

If someone wins Wednesday’s big prize, they will have two options: An annuity, in which the winner receives one immediate payment followed by 29 annual payments that increase by 5% each year, or the lump sum option. Choosing the second option will make the cash value amount approximately $327.3 million before taxes, lottery officials said.

There were six second-tier winners.

One ticket in Florida matched all five white balls and had a Power Play option, giving the ticket holder a $2 million payday.

Two tickets in Texas, and one each in Maryland, Minnesota and Virginia matched the five white balls to earn $1 million.

The Powerball jackpot was last won on Jan. 1 by a single ticket in Michigan that matched all five white balls and the red Powerball to win an $842.2 million grand prize. Since then, there have been 33 consecutive drawings without a jackpot winner.

Top 10 Powerball jackpots

  • $2.04 billion -- Nov. 7, 2022; California.
  • $1.765 billion -- Oct. 11, 2023; California.
  • $1.586 billion -- Jan. 13, 2016; California, Florida, Tennessee.
  • $1.08 billion -- July 19, 2023; California.
  • $842 million -- Jan. 1, 2024; Michigan.
  • $768.4 million -- Mar. 27, 2019; Wisconsin.
  • $758.7 million -- Aug. 23, 2017; Massachusetts.
  • $754.6 million -- Feb. 6, 2023; Washington.
  • $731.1 million -- Jan. 20, 2021; Maryland.
  • $699.8 million -- Oct. 4, 2021; California.

Original report: The highest jackpot in Powerball history is $2.04 billion, sold to a single winner in California on Nov. 7, 2022.

Drawings are held every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday. Tickets, which cost $2 per play, are sold in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

The odds of winning the grand prize are 1 in 292.2 million, according to