Winner! Delayed Powerball numbers hit $1.3 billion jackpot for Saturday, April 6 (2024)

Powerball made someone a billionaire overnight! Check to see if your winning numbers matched the billion-dollar Powerball lottery drawing on Saturday, April 6. And the $1.3 billion numbers were drawn.

Those numbers had been delayed for "one jurisdiction that needs extra time to complete that pre-draw process."

At around 6 a.m. Sunday, Powerball released that the jackpot had been won by a ticket purchased in Oregon.

There were also seven tickets that matched 5 for a $1 million prize, including one purchased in Florida. The other six million-dollar tickets were bought in Arizona, Delaware, Iowa, Massachussetts, Michigan and Wyoming.

Winning Powerball numbers for Saturday, April 6, 2024:

It's not an April Fool's joke — the Powerball lottery jackpot for Monday, April 1 hit $1 billion and has rolled over twice since then.

The Powerball jackpot for Saturday rings in at $1.3 billion, with a cash option of $608.9 million. That ranks it the fourth highest Powerball jackpot of all time and the eighth-highest lottery jackpot of all time.

The numbers for Saturday, which were drawn later, were 22-27-44-52-69 and the Powerball was 9.

Saturday's was the fourth-largest Powerball jackpot of all time, but now Monday's will fall back to the beginning, a $20 million jackpot.

The current Mega Millions jackpot is no longer in the running to become the biggest lottery jackpot of all time, since one lucky ticket in New Jersey matched all five numbers and the Mega Ball for the $1.13 billion prize on Tuesday, March 26.

Although no one claimed the jackpot for Wednesday's Powerball drawing, a whopping nine lucky tickets matched five numbers each for a $1 million prize. Two of those tickets were bought in California, two in Massachusetts and one ticket in Georgia, Maryland, New Jersey, South Carolina and Washington.

In case you're wondering, the winning numbers for the Powerball lottery drawing on Wednesday, April 3, were 11-38-41-62-65 and the Powerball was 15. Power Play was 3x.

Tickets start at $2 apiece. Below is what to know about lottery odds, how long to claim the cash option if you bought a ticket in Florida, and what happens to unclaimed prize money, according to the Florida Lottery.

Good luck!

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Powerball results 4/6/24, $1.3 billion drawing

The Saturday, 4/6/24, Powerball jackpot jumped to $1.3 billion with a cash option at $608.9 million. The numbers for Saturday, which were drawn later, were 22-27-44-52-69 and the Powerball was 9.

When is the next Powerball drawing?

The next Powerball drawing will be held on the same day as the Great North American total solar eclipse, at 11 p.m. EDT Monday, April 8.

When did the current Powerball jackpot start?

The latest series of Powerball lottery drawings started after the Jan. 1, New Year's Day, drawing for $842.4 million ended with a winner. Here's a recap of the drawings and how much the jackpot has grown since then.

  • Saturday, April 6: $1.30 billion
  • Wednesday, April 3: $1.09 billion
  • Monday, April 1: $1 billion
  • Saturday, March 30: $935 million
  • Wednesday, March 27: $865 million
  • Monday, March 25: $800 million
  • Saturday, March 23: $750 million
  • Wednesday, March 20: $687 million
  • Monday, March 18: $645 million
  • Saturday, March 16: $600 million
  • Wednesday, March 13: $559 million
  • Monday, March 11: $532 million
  • Saturday, March 9: $521 million
  • Wednesday, March 6: $485 million
  • Monday, March 4: $460 million
  • Saturday, March 2: $443 million
  • Wednesday, Feb. 28: $412 million
  • Monday, Feb. 26: $391 million
  • Saturday, Feb. 24: $376 million
  • Wednesday, Feb. 21: $348 million
  • Monday, Feb. 19, Presidents Day: $330 million
  • Saturday, Feb. 17: $306 million
  • Wednesday, Feb. 14, Valentine’s Day: $285 million
  • Monday, Feb. 12: $270 million
  • Saturday, Feb. 10: $248 million
  • Wednesday, Feb. 7: $228 million
  • Monday, Feb. 5: $214 million
  • Saturday, Feb. 3: $206 million
  • Wednesday, Jan. 31: $188 million
  • Monday, Jan. 29: $174 million
  • Saturday, Jan. 27: $164 million
  • Wednesday, Jan. 24: $145 million
  • Monday, Jan. 22: $133 million
  • Saturday, Jan. 20: $120 million
  • Wednesday, Jan. 17: $102 million
  • Monday, Jan. 15, MLK Day: $88 million
  • Saturday, Jan. 13: $77 million
  • Wednesday, Jan. 10: $60 million
  • Monday, Jan. 8: $46 million
  • Saturday, Jan. 6: $35 million
  • Wednesday, Jan. 3: $20 million

How long do you have to cash in a winning Florida Lottery ticket?

Prizes for Florida Lottery must be claimed within 180 days (six months) from the date of the drawing. To claim a single-payment cash option, a winner has within the first 60 days after the applicable draw date to claim it. Florida Lottery says its scratch-off tickets and Fast Play game prizes "must be claimed within 60 days of the official end-of-game date. Once the applicable time period has elapsed, the related Florida Lottery ticket will expire."

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What is the average chance of winning Powerball?

Powerball drawings are held at 11 p.m. EST Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays. According toPowerball.com, players have a 1 in 292.2 million chance to match all six numbers. Prizes range from $2 to the grand prize jackpot, which varies.

Can Florida lottery winners remain anonymous?

According toFlorida Lottery's website, winners cannot remain anonymous: "Florida law mandates that the Florida Lottery provide records containing information such as the winner's name, city of residence; game won, date won, and amount won to any third party who requests the information."

However, the site states, the "names of lottery winners claiming prizes of $250,000 or greater will be temporarily exempt from public disclosure for 90 days from the date the prize is claimed, unless otherwise waived by the winner."

Lottery experts and lawyers have said there are ways to remain anonymous if you win.

Who won, how long did it take to winPowerball, Mega Millions and those billion-dollar jackpots?

What are the Top 10 biggest Powerball jackpots in history?

Here are the Top 10 Powerball jackpots as of April 6, 2024:

  • 10. $731.1 million — Jan. 20, 2021; Maryland
  • 9.$754.6 million — Feb. 6, 2023; Washington
  • 8.$758.7 million — Aug. 23, 2017; Massachusetts
  • 7.$768.4 million — March 27, 2019; Wisconsin
  • 6. $842.4 million — Jan. 1, 2024; Michigan
  • 5. $1.08 billion — July 19, 2023; California
  • 4. $1.30 billion — April 6, 2024? TBD
  • 3.$1.586 billion — Jan. 13, 2016; California, Florida and Tennessee
  • 2. $1.765 billion Powerball drawing — Oct. 11, 2023; California
  • 1.$2.04 billion — Nov. 7, 2022; California

What are the Top 10 largest lottery jackpots in U.S. history?

The following Mega Millions and Powerball jackpots made the Top 10 biggest lottery jackpots in U.S. history, as of April 6, 2024.

  • 10.$1.08 billion Powerball drawing — July 19, 2023; California
  • 9. $1.13 billion Mega Millions drawing — Tuesday, March 26, 2024; New Jersey
  • 8. $1.30 billion Powerball drawing — April 6, 2024? TBD
  • 7.$1.337 billion Mega Millions drawing — July 29, 2022; Illinois
  • 6.$1.35 billion Mega Millions drawing — Jan. 13, 2023; Maine
  • 5. $1.537 billion Mega Millions drawing — Oct. 23, 2018; South Carolina
  • 4.$1.58 billion Mega Millions drawing — Aug. 8, 2023; Florida
  • 3.$1.586 billion Powerball drawing — Jan. 13, 2016; California, Florida and Tennessee
  • 2. $1.765 billion Powerball drawing — Oct. 11, 2023; California
  • 1.$2.04 billion Powerball drawing — Nov. 7, 2022; California

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