The jackpot for Wednesday’s Powerball lottery was an estimated $1.19 billion with a cash option of $548 million, according to the Powerball official website.
The Powerball Numbers for Wednesday, October 4, 2023
|Draw Date||Winning Numbers||Powerball||Power Play||Estimated Jackpot|
Powerball Double Play Winning Numbers
|Draw Date||Double Play Results||Powerball||Estimated Jackpot|
The Double Play™ feature gives players another chance to match their Powerball numbers in a separate drawing after the results of the regular Powerball drawing are announced. The DoublePlay™ drawing is held after every Powerball drawing at 10:59 p.m. Eastern Time and has a top prize of $10 million.
Did anyone win the powerball? – 10/04/23
There was no winner of the $1.19 billion Powerball jackpot for the October 4th drawing, but there were 3,260,826 lottery ticket-holders who did win prizes ranging from $4 to $2 million in cash for this drawing across the United States! The next drawing on October 7th will be worth $1.4 billion with a cash option of $643.7 million.
No grand prize winner emerged, although five players did match all five white numbers drawn to win $1 million. Those tickets were sold in , Colorado, New York, Pennsylvania and .
The players in Kentucky, Pennsylvania and Texas also played the Power Play option which increased their winnings to $2 million.
Powerball drawings are held three times a week, every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday at 10:59 p.m. ET. The Powerball is played in 45 states, and in Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. You do not have to be a U.S. citizen or U.S. resident to play the Powerball lottery. Players select five white numbers from (1 to 69) and one red ball (1 to 26). Tickets cost $2 per play.
The Double Play add-on feature is available for purchase in 13 lottery jurisdictions: Colorado, Florida, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, and Washington DC.
Powerball Prize Payouts and Total Number of Winners – Wednesday, October 4, 2023
|4/5 + Powerball||81||$50,000||$4,050,000|
|3/5 + Powerball||4,379||$100||$437,900|
|2/5 + Powerball||90,919||$7||$636,433|
|1/5 + Powerball||708,523||$4||$2,834,092|
|0/5 + Powerball||1,723,161||$4||$6,892,644|
Power Play Prize Payouts and Total Number of Winners – Wednesday, October 4, 2023
|4/5 + Powerball||13||$100,000||$1,300,000|
|3/5 + Powerball||1,013||$200||$202,600|
|2/5 + Powerball||21,094||$14||$295,316|
|1/5 + Powerball||165,707||$8||$1,325,656|
|0/5 + Powerball||405,978||$8||$3,247,824|
Odds of winning Powerball
The odds of hitting the Powerball jackpot are 292,201,338 to 1. A player who buys a $2 ticket has about a 1 in 11,688,053 chance to match five numbers and win at least $1 million, while the odds are 913,129 to 1 of winning the third prize of at least $50,000.
How to play Powerball
- Select five random numbers from 1 to 69 and one Powerball number from 1 to 26.
- Place wagers by asking for a quick pick or by using the powerball play slip. Play slips are available at local lottery retailers.
- Choose the number of times you’d like to play. Each ticket costs $2 per lottery game draw. Powerball can be played up to twelve times (four weeks in advance).
- Select the Power Play® feature (an additional $1 per play per draw) for a chance to multiply winnings.
- Check your lottery ticket for errors before you hand it over to the retailer. Lottery tickets are non-refundable.
- Receive, sign and protect a ticket. A ticket is needed to claim a prize. Playslips may not be valid for prizes.