Powerball winning numbers for Wednesday, May 29. Check your tickets for $143M jackpot (2024)

Is today your lucky day?

The lottery jackpot was an estimated $143 million with a cash option of $66.8 million for Wednesday night's drawing, according to the Powerball website.

The jackpot was last won on May 6 when a Florida lottery player won a $214.9 million jackpot.

Meanwhile, the Mega Millions jackpot is at $522 million for Friday with a cash option of $241.4 million,according to the Mega Millions website.

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What are the 5/29/24 winning Powerball numbers?

Here are the Powerball winning numbers for Wednesday, May 29, 2024:

17 - 34 - 56 - 60 - 61 and Powerball XX

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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, May 29. Check your tickets for $143M jackpot (2024)

FAQs

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

If you only match the Powerball number, you win at minimum $4. Match the first five numbers, and you win $1 million. Match all five numbers and the Powerball number, and you win the Powerball jackpot!

How do you win $2000000 on Powerball? ›

The jackpot is won by matching all five white balls in any order and the red Powerball. Jackpot winners may choose to receive their prize as an annuity, paid in 30 graduated payments over 29 years, or a lump-sum payment. Both advertised prize options are prior to federal and jurisdictional taxes.

How many numbers are in the Powerball jackpot? ›

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 $161 million for Saturday's drawing after nobody claimed the prize on Wednesday.

How many states play Powerball? ›

Powerball is an American lottery game offered by 45 states, along with Washington D.C., Puerto Rico, and the United States Virgin Islands.

Does 2 numbers on Powerball win any money? ›

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

How many numbers do you need to win a prize in Powerball? ›

You must match all six numbers on your ticket to win big on the Powerball. But you don't have to win big to win a prize. You can win smaller prizes by matching five numbers on the ticket.

How much if I get 3 numbers in Powerball? ›

3 numbers - $7 again.

How to win Powerball winning numbers? ›

To win, match one of the nine ways to win:
  1. 5 white balls + 1 red Powerball = Grand prize.
  2. 5 white balls = $1 million.
  3. 4 white balls + 1 red Powerball = $50,000.
  4. 4 white balls = $100.
  5. 3 white balls + 1 red Powerball = $100.
  6. 3 white balls = $7.
  7. 2 white balls + 1 red Powerball = $7.
  8. 1 white ball + 1 red Powerball = $4.
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Do you win money if you have 5 numbers in Powerball? ›

If you have 5 white numbers correct but not the Powerball you win $1 million. If you have 4 out of 5 of the white numbers AND the Powerball you win $50,000. Match 4 out of 5 of the white numbers only and win $100. With 3 white numbers AND the Powerball you win $100.

Which state wins the most lottery? ›

New York state is home to the most Mega Millions jackpot winners, with 42 winning tickets sold in the Empire State. California follows with 36 winning tickets sold in-state. The more populated states correlate to selling more Mega Millions jackpot-winning tickets.

What states are the luckiest for Powerball? ›

Pennsylvania has sold 18 winning tickets for the Powerball jackpot – the most of any state. Florida follows with 16 winning tickets sold in the sunshine state. California, New York, Indiana, New Jersey, Missouri, and Louisiana have all sold over 10 Powerball jackpot-winning tickets.

Do Powerball numbers have to be in order? ›

You start by picking your Powerball numbers! Choose 5 regular numbers from 1–69 and 1 red Powerball number from 1–26. You can use the Quick Pick option or choose your own lucky numbers. If you were wondering how to win Powerball, hitting the jackpot means matching all 5 numbers (in any order) plus the Powerball.

What happens if you get the Powerball number only? ›

Yes, if you just hit the Powerball number, you win $4.

This gives you the $2 purchase of your ticket back, plus an extra $2. According to Powerball's official website, the odds of your ticket matching only the Powerball is 1 in 38.32.

What if I have 1 matching Powerball number? ›

If you match the red Powerball number, you will win $4. Otherwise, if you match 1 white number you won't win anything.

How much is 2 winning Powerball numbers? ›

Detailed Draw Results for California
Matching NumbersWinning TicketsPrize Amounts
3 + Powerball62$210
31,857$8
2 + Powerball1,526$9
1 + Powerball12,383$5
6 more rows

Do you win anything with just the mega ball number? ›

Do you win anything with one number on Mega Millions? If you match just the Mega Ball (and don't match any of the five regular numbers), you win a $2 prize and break even on the $2 cost of your Mega Millions ticket. However, If you match one white ball but not the Mega Ball, there is no prize.

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