Tonight could be a record-setting one for Powerball players here in New York State.

Tonight's Powerball jackpot is up to $800 million dollars which would be almost double the current record for largest lottery jackpot ever won in New York State.


The current record is $476 million dollars. The record was set last year in April when Johnnie Taylor won the Mega Millions and took home the $476 million dollar grand prize.

The last time someone won the Powerball grand prize was back on January 1st of this year. The winning ticket was sold in Michigan and that person won $842.4 million dollars. There have been 35 consecutive Powerball drawings since then without a grand prize winner.


The largest Powerball jackpot ever won was back in 2022 when someone claimed the $2.04 billion dollar jackpot.

So if you are going to buy a ticket for tonight's Powerball, what are the odds that you will win the grand prize?

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The simple answer is not very good.

Here are the odds of winning the Powerball according to their website.


  • Grand Prize Match All Numbers and Powerball Number: 1 in 292,201,338.00
  • 2nd Place Match Five out of Five Ball But No Powerball: $1 Million 1 in 11,688,053.52
  • 3rd Place Match Four Numbers and have the Powerball:$50,000 1 in 913,129.18
  • 4th Place Match Four Numbers: $100 1 in 36,525.17
  • 5th Place Match Three Numbers and have Powerball: $100 1 in 14,494.11
  • 6th Place Match Three Numbers: $7 1 in 579.76
  • 7th Place Match Two Numbers and have Powerball: $7 1 in 701.33
  • 8th Place Match One Number and have Powerball:$4 1 in 91.98
  • 9th Place Match just Powerball: $4 1 in 38.32

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