Powerball Winners

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There have been many previous PowerBall winners over the years, both in the United States and other countries globally.

The most recent win was on October 4th of 2021, less than a month ago. The winner prevailed with a jaw-dropping 699.8 million dollars, matching all 6 numbers of the draw.

Since June of 2021, there had been no massive winners, which some say is a fortunate event, as it gives the jackpot time to grow to a staggering amount again. The previous PowerBall winner, in June 2021, was worth 285.6 million dollars, purchased in Florida.

Although everyone wants a ticket that’ll be blasted over news broadcasts, there are winners all the time of the 1 million dollars and 50 thousand dollar tier rewards.

If you play long enough, you are bound to win a celebratory amount of cash prizes.

History of The Highest Previous PowerBall Winners

Jackpot Value Date Winning State Winning State Numbers
$1.6 Billion 01/13/2016 3 ticket holders:

California, Florida and Tennessee

California – 10

Florida – 16

Tennessee – 7

$768 Million 03/27/2019 Wisconsin 18
$758 Million 08/23/2017 Massachusetts 6
$731 Million 01/20/2021 Maryland 3
$699 Million 10/04/2021 California 10
$687 Million 10/27/2021 2 ticket holders:

New York and


New York – 12

Iowa – 9

$590 Million 05/18/2013 Florida 16
$587 Million 11/28/2012 2 ticket holders:



Arizona – 13

Missouri – 31

$564 Million 02/11/2015 3 ticket holders:

North Carolina,

Texas, and Puerto Rico

North Carolina – 6

Texas – 2

Puerto Rico – N/A

$559 Million 01/06/2018 New Hampshire New Hampshire – 11

Why Certain States Win the PowerBall more than Others

US powerball winnersAlthough the lottery draws are all random and extremely fair, some states seem to be a hotspot magnet for previous PowerBall winners and the jackpot draws.

People are asking why that is.

There are several factors to take into account:

  1. First, the size of the state’s population plays a great role in the number of historical lottery wins. The more people that are buying tickets and playing, the higher the odds that the winning ticket will be from the state.
  2. Another factor is how long the state has been participating in the PowerBall lottery. States that registered early or at the beginning will statistically have a far higher winning count than those who joined much later. After all, the longer you play, the more winners you’ll find.
  3. Thirdly, the more urbanised an area, the more lottery tickets are sold and bought. Compared to the more agricultural states, the urban areas have a far more dense population, with people seeking freedom with a winning ticket.

Most notably, the more religious and conservative a state leans, the less they participate in the lottery. Religious views directly impact the popularity and ticket sales in some states. The states bordering these are also affected, as many people cross and purchase their tickets from those who are registered in PowerBall states.

And yet, it will always boil down to individuals and their tickets, with no state or country having greater odds. The point of the lottery is that everyone stands to win. The odds are in everyone’s favour.

Highest PowerBall Winners in the Past

On the morning of January 2016 – Three unsuspecting ticket holders woke up to be billionaires. The greatest payout for all previous PowerBall winners, setting the record for the jackpot prize.

The greatest prize for a previous PowerBall winner holding a single ticket was in 2019, valued at 768 million dollars, and was awarded to an individual by the name of Manuel Franco. He decided to opt for the cash payment, instead of the annuity option paid out over 29 years.

Largest previous PowerBall winners

Prize Money Won Date Winning No.
$1.6 Billion 01/13/2016 08, 27, 34, 04, 19, and PowerBall number 10.
$768 Million 03/27/2019 04, 09, 12, 18, 31, and PowerBall number 06.
$758 Million 08/23/2017 06, 07, 16, 23, 26, and PowerBall number 04.

Despite the jackpots of hundreds of millions of dollars advertised, there are always winners of the other amounts and prizes, such as 1 million dollars. With the odds much greater for the other tiers, you stand a chance to win many other rewards while waiting for that grand jackpot.

The start of your life could begin in a convenience store, so may the odds be ever in your favour.

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