Look back at 2023 and discover the top five biggest Powerball winners along with other Powerball stats and metrics that prove anyone can win.
Powerball payouts have been gracing the headlines all year. As we’re winding down another incredible year of Powerball play, it’s also a good time to look back at some of the biggest jackpots and the winningest states of 2023. Literal billions of dollars were cashed in throughout the year, changing people's lives in dramatic ways. And it only reminds those who didn’t win this year that anything is possible in 2024.
The average Powerball jackpot amount hovers around $155 million. Additionally, the average number of days between jackpot winners is roughly 27 days. However, over the years, the Powerball jackpots have grown to incredible amounts. And because the prizes roll over in size when no winners are drawn, the potential still exists for jackpots to get astronomical. All those rollovers can add up quickly, breaking records and dramatically impacting lives. According to official Powerball records, here’s a rundown of the ten biggest jackpots ever won:
Looking back at the 2023 Powerball winners, it seems some home states were luckier than others. Of course, the odds of winning are the same for everyone who plays, regardless of the state. But this year, this was the number of Powerball wins per state. Maybe next year will be Vermont and Arkansas’ big year.
Since its inception in 1992, Powerball has handed over more than 1,120 jackpot prizes. That breaks down to roughly 36.4 Powerball winners every year. It was a high-dollar year for Powerball players nationwide in 2023. And there were plenty of life-changing payouts all year long. Here’s the breakdown of the five biggest Powerball prizes in 2023:
Who knows what 2024 will bring for Powerball players and jackpot sizes? As we head into the new year, keep an eye on the headlines and keep playing. We could see another record-breaking jackpot this year, and plenty of prize winners are expected. And the excitement of Powerball continues to attract players nationwide, wide-eyed and hopeful to become one of these life-changing statistics.