Powerball Jackpot Increased for Monday Drawing; Please Play Responsibly

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Due to high sales, the Multi-State Lottery Association has increased the estimated jackpot amount for the Monday, October 4 Powerball drawing to $685 million or $485.5 million with the cash option selected.
The Powerball jackpot starts at $20 million and continues to grow each drawing until it is won. There have been 40 consecutive Powerball drawings since June 9 without a jackpot winner. If won, this would be the 6th largest jackpot in the history of the game.

This jackpot run has produced eight big Powerball winners in Nebraska.

  • A $50,000 Powerball winning ticket for the June 30 drawing was sold at Casey's General Store #3813, 9911 S 71st Street in Papillion;
  • A $50,000 Powerball winning ticket for the August 4 drawing was sold at Quik Trip #587, 4404 No 72nd Street in Omaha;
  • A $50,000 Powerball winning ticket for the August 18 drawing was sold at Reed's Food Center, 120 South Walnut Street in Arnold;
  • A $50,000 Powerball winning ticket for the September 15 drawing was sold at Hy-Vee Gas, 9601 Q Street in Omaha;
  • Two $50,000 Powerball winning tickets for the September 25 drawing were sold at Git 'n Split #55, 1145 Illinois, Sidney, and Quik Trip #577, 11626 Virginia Plz, La Vista;
  • A $50,000 Powerball winning ticket for the September 27 drawing was sold at Calhoun Oil Company, 113 S 14th Street in Fort Calhoun; and
  • A $150,000 ($50,000 x 3) Powerball Power Play winning ticket was sold at Casey's General Store #2603, 107 W 14th St, Juniata.

The largest Powerball jackpot on record occurred in January 2016 when three winners in California, Florida and Tennessee split a $1.586 billion jackpot.

Ten jackpots ranging from $2.5 million to $365 million have been won in Nebraska since the Nebraska Lottery began offering Powerball in July of 1994. The largest Powerball jackpot won in Nebraska occurred in February 2006 when a group of eight coworkers at the ConAgra Foods ham and corned beef plant in Lincoln split a $365 million jackpot.

Play Responsibly

Because of the high Powerball jackpot, the Nebraska Lottery encourages customers to play within their means. “It’s important for Nebraska Lottery players to remember that no matter how large the jackpot is, the odds of winning the Powerball jackpot are 1 in 292 million,” said Lottery Director Brian Rockey. “Your odds of winning remain the same, regardless of how many tickets are purchased or how many people play.” If you or someone you know has a problem with compulsive gambling, free help is available at problemgambling.nebraska.gov.

Published on 09/22/2021