First Double Play® Ticket Worth $10 Million Sold in Maryland
JOHNSTON, Iowa – Players have a chance tonight to play for the 8th largest jackpot in Powerball history. The Powerball jackpot now stands at an estimated $570 million ($410.1 million cash value) for the Wednesday, Sept. 29 drawing, after no ticket matched all five white balls and the red Powerball drawn Monday night.
This is the highest the Powerball jackpot has been since the Jan. 20, 2021 drawing when a $731.1 million jackpot was won in Maryland. The Powerball jackpot was last hit in Florida in the June 5, 2021 drawing. Since then, there have been 38 drawings in a row without a Grand Prize winner.
“This will be our first Powerball jackpot won since the game launched a third weekly drawing on Monday nights,” said May Scheve Reardon, Powerball Product Group Chair and Missouri Lottery Executive Director. “We wanted to give players more opportunities to get into the game, and now that the jackpot has crossed the half-billion dollar mark, it’s generating a lot of excitement.”
There were a lot of big winners on Monday night, including a Double Play® ticket, sold in Maryland, that won $10 million. This was the first ticket to win Double Play’s top prize since the add-on feature launched on August 23, 2021 alongside Monday night Powerball drawings. Double Play is currently offered by 13 U.S. lotteries. Powerball tickets that include Double Play for an additional $1 per play are eligible to win prizes in both the Powerball drawing and a separate Double Play drawing. Instead of a rolling jackpot, Double Play offers a $10 million top cash prize.
Powerball tickets are $2 per play. Tickets are sold in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. More than half of all proceeds from the sale of a Powerball ticket remain in the jurisdiction where the ticket was sold. Powerball drawings are broadcast live every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday at 10:59 p.m. ET from the Florida Lottery draw studio in Tallahassee. Powerball and Double Play drawings are also live streamed online at Powerball.com.
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. The overall odds of winning a prize are 1 in 24.9. The odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 292.2 million.