No one won the $1.066 billion Powerball jackpot on Monday, but there were several smaller prize winners in Massachusetts. The winning numbers for Monday night’s drawing were 12, 26, 27, 43, 47, and the red Powerball number was 5. The grand prize has now increased to an estimated $1.2 billion for Wednesday’s drawing, with a cash value of $551.7 million. One ticket worth $100,000 was sold at the Shell station in Worcester, and five tickets worth $50,000 were sold in Millis, Hyde Park, Worcester, Duxbury, and Brockton.
This Wednesday’s estimated jackpot is the third largest in the history of the Powerball game and the seventh largest among all U.S. lottery jackpots, according to Powerball officials. It is also the first time in Powerball game history that consecutive jackpot cycles have generated billion-dollar grand prizes. The previous Powerball jackpot was won on July 19 in California with a prize of $1.08 billion. Since then, there have been 32 consecutive drawings without a grand prize winner.
In terms of the top 10 Powerball jackpots, the current estimated jackpot of $1.2 billion ranks third. The highest jackpot was $2.04 billion on November 7, 2022, followed by $1.586 billion on January 13, 2016. The Powerball game continues to attract attention and excitement as players hope to win these life-changing sums of money.