Nobody won the $1.55 billion Powerball jackpot Monday night, sending the prize skyrocketing to an estimated $1.73 billion for Wednesday’s drawing. But someone in Oregon was holding a $1 million winning ticket Monday.
The winning numbers announced were: 16, 34, 46, 55, 67 and the Powerball 14.
The Powerball website said there was a $2 million winner in Florida and $1 million winners in Oregon, California, Indiana and Virginia.
The Oregon ticket was sold in Mill City. A $150,000 ticket was also sold in Bend and $50,000 tickets were sold in Eugene and Medford.
Since the current jackpot run up began on July 22, Oregon has produced a total of $7.1 million in winning Powerball prizes, according to the Lottery. This is the first time two consecutive jackpot runs have produced billion dollar jackpots in the Powerball game.
There has been no winner for 35 consecutive drawings, since the last time someone won the top prize on July 19. That streak trails the record of 41 draws set in 2021 and 2022. The largest jackpot ever was a $2.04 billion Powerball prize hit by a player in California in November 2022.
The scarcity of Powerball jackpot winners reflects the game’s daunting odds of 1 in 292.2 million.
The $1.73 billion prize is for a sole winner who is paid through an annuity, with annual checks over 30 years. Most jackpot winners opt for cash, which for the next drawing Wednesday night would be an estimated $756.6 million.
Federal taxes eat into the winnings, and some states also tax big lottery prizes.
Approximately a third of sales from the game will be returned to state beneficiaries to support economic development, education, veteran services, state parks and more.
A few reminders if you are playing:
- Always sign the back of your ticket so someone can’t take it and claim it as theirs.
- Consult with a trusted financial planner or other financial professional to make a plan for the money.
- Under Oregon law, the identities of winners are public record. You cannot choose to remain anonymous.
Powerball is played in 45 states as well as Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.