AUSTIN – The jackpot for the Monday, Oct. 24 Powerball drawing has grown to an estimated annuitized $625 million after no one won the Grand Prize on Saturday night. Monday's drawing offers a cash value worth an estimated $299.8 million.
“Powerball sales in Texas have increased over the last few days as excitement builds for this growing jackpot prize,” said Gary Grief, executive director of the Texas Lottery. “The current Powerball jackpot is the game’s largest prize up for grabs since January. We know Texans will be dreaming about what they will do if they win that prize this weekend. While we’re keeping our fingers crossed that this Powerball jackpot is won by a Texas Lottery player, we want to remind our players to play responsibly. It only takes one ticket to win.”
Monday's drawing will be the 35th in the current Powerball jackpot run since starting as an estimated annuitized $20 million for the Aug. 6 drawing. This is the largest Powerball jackpot up for grabs since it reached an estimated annuitized $632.6 million for the Jan. 5 drawing.
Since joining the Powerball game in 2010, Texas has had two Powerball Grand Prize winners, including its most recent in February 2015 when TL Management Trust, Andrew Weber, Trustee of Austin, claimed a share of the $564.1 million Grand Prize with two other winners.
So far in 2022, 14 second-tier Powerball prizes of $1 million or larger have been won by Texas Lottery players, including three during the current jackpot run. Within the last week, a Fort Worth resident claimed a second-tier Powerball prize worth $1 million for the Oct. 15 drawing. Before that, a Manvel resident
Powerball Grand Prizes currently start at $20 million and roll until the jackpot is won. Players win the Grand Prize by matching five numbers from a field of 69 numbers and one Powerball number from a field of 26 numbers. By choosing Power Play® for $1 more per Play, players can multiply their non-Grand Prize winnings by two, three, four, five or 10 times*. A Power Play Match Five (5+0) prize is set at $2,000,000 regardless of the Power Play number selected. All other non-Grand Prizes will be multiplied by the Power Play number selected. *The 10X Power Play multiplier is available for drawings in which the initially advertised annuitized Grand Prize amount is $150 million or less.
Drawings are broadcast each Monday, Wednesday and Saturday at 10:12 p.m. CT. Texas Lottery players can purchase Powerball tickets at more than 20,000 Texas Lottery retailers across the state. The retailer that sells a jackpot-winning Powerball ticket is eligible to receive up to a $1 million retailer bonus.