Powerball winning numbers for Wednesday, July 3. Check tickets for $138 million jackpot (2024)

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Is today your lucky day?

The lottery jackpot was an estimated $138 million with a cash option of $65.8 million for Wednesday night's drawing, according to the Powerball website.

The jackpot was last won on June 10 when a New Jersey lottery player won a $222.6 million jackpot.

Meanwhile, the Mega Millions jackpot is at $162 million with a cash option of $74.5 million,according to the Mega Millions website.

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What are the 7/3/24 winning Powerball numbers?

Here are the Powerball winning numbers for Wednesday, July 3, 2024:

2 - 26 - 33 - 55 - 57 and Powerball 22

Powerplay was 2x

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When is the next Powerball drawing?

Powerball drawings are held three times a week - Monday, Wednesday and Saturday at 10:59 p.m. Monday drawings were added in 2021.

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How late can I buy Powerball tickets?

The deadline for purchasing Powerball ticket varies by state so don't wait until the last minute. The deadline in New Jersey is 9:59 p.m. on the day of the drawing, while New York's deadline is 10 p.m.

Click here is a complete list of Powerball ticket deadline times by state or jurisdiction.

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How do I play Powerball?

The cost is $2 per ticket, but you can add the Power Play for $1, which will increase the amount of your potential prize up to five times the original prize (except for the jackpot and Match 5). There is also a 10x Power Play possibility when the jackpot is less than $150 million.

Each player selects five numbers from 1 to 69 for the white balls and one number from 1 to 26 for the red Powerball. However, you can also have the lottery machine generate a quick pick ticket with random numbers for you.

Prizes vary from $4 for the matching the Powerball to $1 million for matching all five white balls (except in California) to the jackpot for matching all six balls. You cancheck all the prize payouts on the Powerball website here.

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Where is the Powerball available?

You can play the game in45 states plus the Washington DC, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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Where can you buy lottery tickets?  

Tickets can be purchased in-person at gas stations, convenience stores and grocery stores. Some airport terminals may also sell lottery tickets.

You can also order tickets online throughJackpocket, the official digital lottery courier of the USA TODAY Network, in these U.S. states: Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Idaho, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Texas, Washington D.C. and West Virginia. The Jackpocket app allows you to pick your lottery game and numbers, place your order, see your ticket and collect your winnings all using your phone or home computer.

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How can I watch Powerball drawing?

The Powerball drawing is broadcast live on the lottery website at 10:59 p.m. ET on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday. You can watch the drawing by clicking here.

The drawing may be broadcast on a local television station in your market as well.

What are my odds of winning?

Playing the Powerball can be exciting, but just don't go spending those millions before you win.

The odds of winning the jackpot are 292,201,338-to-1.

The odds to match all five white balls are 11,688,053-to-1.

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Lump sum or annuity?

The major lotteries in the United States offer two jackpot payout options: annuity and cash.

The annuity option is paid out over time. There is an immediate payment and then 29 annual payments after that, increasing by 5% each year.

The cash option is significantly lower than the advertised jackpot, but it is paid in a lump sum. You don't have to wait decades for all the money.

Can I win jackpot and remain anonymous?

In some states, like New Jersey, you can win a lottery anonymously. That wasn't always the case,but now winners are able to stay anonymousunder a law that was signed by Gov. Phil Murphy.

In other states, a winner's name and hometown are a matter of public record. Check with your state lottery for more information.

Top 10largest Powerball jackpots

Here are the Top 10 jackpots sincethe Powerball lottery began in 1992:

  1. $2.04 billion,Nov. 7, 2022: Won in California
  2. $1.765 billion,Oct. 11, 2023: Won in California
  3. $1.586 billion, Jan. 13, 2016: Three winners in California, Florida, Tennessee
  4. $1.326 billion, April 6, 2024: Won in Oregon
  5. $1.08 billion,July 19, 2023: Won in California
  6. $842.4 million,Jan. 1, 2024: Won in Michigan
  7. $768.4 million,March 27, 2019: Won in Wisconsin
  8. $758.7 million,Aug. 23, 2017:Won in Massachusetts
  9. $754.6 million,Feb. 6, 2023: Won in Washington
  10. $731.1 million,Jan. 20, 2021: Won in Maryland

What was largest U.S. lottery jackpot ever?

Here's a look at the top jackpots won in the United States, between the Powerball and the Mega Millions lotteries:

  1. $2.04 billion, Powerball, Nov. 7, 2022: Won in California
  2. $1.765 billion, Powerball,Oct. 11, 2023: Won in California
  3. $1.602 billion,Mega Millions, Aug. 8, 2023: Won in Florida
  4. $1.586 billion, Powerball, Jan. 13, 2016: Three winners in California, Florida, Tennessee
  5. $1.537 billion, Mega Millions,Oct. 23, 2018: Won in South Carolina
  6. $1.348 billion,Mega Millions, Jan. 13, 2022: Won in Maine
  7. $1.337 billion, Mega Millions,July 29, 2022: Won in Illinois
  8. $1.326 billion, Powerball, April 6, 2024: Won in Oregon
  9. $1.128 billion, Mega Millions, March 26, 2024: Won in New Jersey
  10. $1.08 billion, Powerball, July 19, 2023: Won in California
  11. $1.05 billion, Mega Millions,Jan. 22, 2021: Won in Michigan
  12. $842.4 million, Powerball,Jan. 1, 2024: Won in Michigan
  13. $768.4 million, Powerball,March 27, 2019: Won in Wisconsin
  14. $758.7 million,Powerball, Aug. 23, 2017:Won in Massachusetts
  15. $754.6 million, Powerball:Feb. 6, 2023: Won in Washington
  16. $731.1 million,, Powerball,Jan. 20, 2021: Won in Maryland
  17. $699.8 million, Powerball,Oct. 4, 2021: Won in California
  18. $687.8 million, Powerball, Oct. 27, 2018: Two winners in Iowa, New York
  19. $656 million, Mega Millions, March 30, 2012: Three winners in Illinois, Kansas, Maryland
  20. $648 million, Mega Millions, Dec. 17, 2013: Two winners in California, Georgia

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Powerball winning numbers for Wednesday, July 3. Check tickets for $138 million jackpot (2024)

FAQs

Powerball winning numbers for Wednesday, July 3. Check tickets for $138 million jackpot? ›

The winning numbers for Wednesday night's Powerball drawing were 55, 26, 2, 33 and 57 with a Powerball of 22. The Power Play was 2X. Winning lottery numbers are sponsored by Jackpocket, the official digital lottery courier of the USA TODAY network.

Did someone win Powerball last night? ›

Complete game information and prize claiming instructions are available at all Lottery retailers. There was no jackpot winner in California for this draw. But there are 24,741 winning tickets! Get your ticket for the next draw.

How do I check if my Powerball is a winner? ›

How to Check Powerball
  1. Checking the Winning Numbers on the Powerball Website.
  2. Signing Up for Email Alerts.
  3. Watching the Drawings on Your Local News Network.
  4. Asking for the Winning Numbers at an Area Vendor.

How much do you get for matching the Powerball number? ›

The Powerball - $4

If your Powerball matches the one that is drawn you will get your $2 ticket purchase back and a couple bucks more, for a total of $4.

How many numbers to win in Powerball? ›

In order to win the Powerball jackpot you need to guess all six numbers correctly. However, you can still win some cash with just a few. The jackpot is now at $29 million for Monday's drawing after a lucky winner won $138 million in Ohio last week.

What do two numbers on Powerball get you? ›

Match 2 white numbers + Powerball — $7. Match 1 white number + Powerball — $4. Powerball only — $4.

What state wins the most Powerball? ›

Mega Millions Jackpots by State

Florida has had better luck with Powerball jackpots, having 16 over the last two decades. That's two less than the leader, Pennsylvania. The latter hasn't had a jackpot-winning ticket since 2021, when a $516 million grand prize was hit in May of that year.

Is there an app to check your Powerball numbers? ›

The Powerball Lottery app helps you stay up to date with winning numbers on the go.

How do you know if you won the second chance lottery? ›

Once registered, you can submit your non-winning scratch-off tickets or lottery numbers for a second chance to win. Notification: If you win in the 2nd Chance draw, the California Lottery will notify you via the contact information you provided when you registered your account.

What does it mean when your lottery ticket says call lottery? ›

It usually means that you won a free ticket (the cost of the ticket). The ticket is coded with a free ticket prize, but the phone scanner doesn't know what the value of the ticket is, so it just says to see a lottery retailer. Or it can also mean that the ticket was already cashed.

What if I got the Powerball number only? ›

While the odds of winning the Powerball jackpot are one in 292,201,338, there are lots of smaller prizes that cover the cost of buying a ticket. Guessing the Powerball number alone wins you $4, and other winning combinations can get you anywhere from $7 to $1 million.

Can you win with two white balls in Powerball? ›

You will receive a payoff unless you match 0 red balls and 0, 1, or 2 white balls. [Match 3, 4, or 5 white balls, or the red ball, and you win!] KEY FACTS: We're assuming the lottery is fair: all balls are equally likely to be drawn (classical approach to probability).

How many numbers in Powerball do you need to match? ›

How many white balls you select that match the 5 balls coming out of the first drum changes the monetary value of your prize. If you select all 5 white balls correctly and the red Powerball, you win the jackpot!

What is the difference between a $2 and a $3 Powerball ticket? ›

The Powerball ticket price is $2 per play. You can add Power Play for $1, bringing the total to $3 per ticket. The Double Play add-on also costs an additional $1 for a total of $3 per ticket. You can add both Power Play and Double Play for a total of $4 per ticket.

How do I check if I won anything on Powerball? ›

Enter your numbers and a date range to see if those numbers have been drawn. Only number combinations that would have won a prize will be shown. Please provide a valid number in each field, 1-69 or 1-26 for the Powerball. Please provide unique numbers in each white field.

How many numbers do you have to hit on the Powerball to win $1000000? ›

To win, match one of the nine ways to win: 5 white balls + 1 red Powerball = Grand prize. 5 white balls = $1 million. 4 white balls + 1 red Powerball = $50,000.

What is the next drawing of the Powerball? ›

Powerball drawings are held every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday at 10:59 p.m. ET. Sales cut-off times vary by one to two hours before the drawing, depending on the selling jurisdiction.

What time is the Powerball drawing in CA? ›

Draw Games
GamesDraw Days & Entry Close Times
POWERBALL®Monday, Wednesday & Saturday at 7:00 p.m.
MEGA MILLIONS®Tuesday & Friday at 7:45 p.m.
SUPERLOTTO PLUS®Wednesday & Saturday at 7:45 p.m.
FANTASY 5Every day at 6:30 p.m.

What is Powerball double play? ›

A single Powerball ticket costs $2. Pay an additional $1 to add the Power Play for a chance to multiply all Powerball winnings except for the jackpot. Players can also add the Double Play for one more $1 to have a second chance at winning $10 million.

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