Powerball Jackpot 2nd Largest Ever; Please Play Responsibly

Powerball logoThe Powerball jackpot has been growing since July without a winner. Because of the high jackpot, the Nebraska Lottery reminds customers to play responsibly.

The Powerball jackpot starts at $20 million and continues to grow each drawing until it is won. There have been 35 consecutive Powerball drawings since July 22 without a jackpot winner. This run has grown the estimated jackpot for the Wednesday, October 11 drawing to $1.725 billion or $756.6 million with the cash option selected. This is the 2nd largest jackpot in the history of the game.

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

  • September 13, 2023: $50,000 winning Double Play ticket sold at Kwik Stop #02, 902 North Jeffers, North Platte.
  • September 27, 2023: $50,000 winning ticket sold at Pump & Pantry #06, W 3355 Stolley Park Road, Grand Island.
  • September 30, 2023: $100,000 winning Powerball Power Play ticket sold at Anderson Convenience Market 120, 11955 Pacific Street, Omaha.
  • October 4, 2023: $50,000 winning ticket sold at Winners Corner, 7314 Harrison St, La Vista.
  • October 4, 2023: $50,000 winning ticket sold at Family Fare 774, 5110 So 108th St, Omaha.
  • October 7, 2023: $50,000 winning ticket sold at Hy-Vee Fast & Fresh #11, 909 So 180th St, Elkhorn.

The largest Powerball jackpot on record occurred in November 2022 when one winner in California won a $2.04 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 09/11/2023