Finally, someone has claimed the Powerball grand prize jackpot.

The jackpot has increased to $1.73 billion dollars and the last time someone took home the grand prize was back in July. Now we have a new grand prize winner.


Wednesday's Powerball numbers were 22-24-40-52-64 With the Powerball number 10.

The good news is that there were plenty of "Big Money" winners in New York as well.

The New York State Lottery announced that one ticket sold in Saratoga won $1 million dollars. That ticket matched all five numbers but didn't have the Powerball number.

15 other tickets sold in New York also won "Big Money". All 15 of those tickets matched 4 out of 5 numbers and had the Powerball number and won at least $50,000. One of those tickets also had the Powerplay which means their winning ticket was worth $100,000.

The jackpot for Saturday Night's Powerball has returned to the starting amount of $20 million dollars.

Last night's Powerball jackpot was the 2nd largest lottery jackpot in US history. The only won bigger was also won by someone in California back in 2022. They won the $2.04 billion dollar grand prize jackpot.

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Here is a look at the largest Lottery jackpots in US History.

1. $2.04 billion, Powerball, Nov. 8, 2022 (one ticket, from California)

2. $1.73 billion, Powerball, Oct. 11, 2023 (one ticket, from California)

3. $1.586 billion, Powerball, Jan. 13, 2016 (three tickets, from California, Florida, Tennessee)

4. $1.58 billion, Mega Millions, Aug. 8, 2023 (one ticket, from Florida)

5. $1.537 billion, Mega Millions, Oct. 23, 2018 (one ticket, from South Carolina)

6. $1.35 billion, Mega Millions, Jan. 13, 2023 (one ticket, from Maine)

7. $1.337 billion, Mega Millions, July 29, 2022 (one ticket, from Illinois)

8. $1.08 billion, Powerball, July 19, 2023 (one ticket, from California)

9. $1.05 billion, Mega Millions, Jan. 22, 2021 (one ticket, from Michigan)

10. $768.4 million, Powerball, March 27, 2019 (one ticket, from Wisconsin)

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