US Powerball Prizes

The US Powerball holds the crown for the largest jackpot win of any lottery in the the world ever!

This is staggering when you consider that its compatriot lottery , the US Mega Millions has generated a jackpot as large as $1.537 Billion in October 2018.

However it still wasn't quite large enough to top the US Powerball's $1.586 Billion jackpot that was won by three incredibly lucky tickets in Jan 2016.

It seems unfathomable that a jackpot will ever surpass this, but with the US Powerball's opening jackpot of $40,000,000 and the unlimited roll overs, who knows!

The complete top ten ranking wins of all time!

Rank

Jackpot Amount

Location of winner

Number of Winners

Date

1

$1.58Billion

California, Florida and Tennessee

3

13th January 2016

2

$768.41 Million

Wisconsin

1

27th March 2019

3

$758.7 Million

Massachusetts

1

23rd August 2017

4

$687.8 Million

New York and Iowa

2

27th October 2018

5

$590.5 Million

Florida

1

18th May 2013

6

$587.5 Million

Missouri and Arizona

2

28th November 2012

7

$564 Million

Puerto Rico, North Carolina and Texas

3

11th February 2015

8

$559.7 Million

New Hampshire

1

6th January 2018

9

$487 Million

New Hampshire

1

30th July 2016

10

$456.7 Million

Pennsylvania

1

17th March 2018

Interestingly the largest jackpots of the Powerball always seem to be slightly higher than that of the Mega Millions. On average about 12.6%. This could be down to the Powerball having slightly more annual players, (maybe as it was established 4 year earlier or has better odds , who knows )

One Pound Lotto's Prize structure for the US Powerball

Numbers

Average Prize/Winnings

Odds/Probability

5 + 1 Power Ball

Equal to cash option of published jackpot after local taxes

1 in 292,201,338

5

$1,000,000

1 in 11,688,053

4 + 1 Power Ball

$50,000

1 in 913,129.18

4

$100

1 in 36,525.17

3 + 1 Power Ball

$100

1 in 14,494.11

Prizes on the US Powerball are paid out from 3+1 numbers upwards as above.