Can You Really Win the Powerball Online?

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The trend of people playing Powerball online has increased over the years. Many people find that playing the lottery online fits more easily into their busy schedules, especially when they can play wherever they are using an app on their phone. One of the most popular lottery games in America is Powerball, and it’s available to play online, depending on your location.


But that leads to the question…


Has anyone ever won the Powerball when playing online? 


No one has hit the Powerball jackpot playing online...yet. But many people have won second-tier Powerball prizes, including multi-million dollar payouts, by playing the lottery online or using a lottery app.

Exploring the Possibility of Winning the Powerball Online

Powerball is an exciting game of chance. Drawings happen three times per week, on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday, at 10:59 PM ET. Choose 5 numbers (between 1 and 69), plus a Powerball number (between 1 and 26).


Powerball costs $2 per ticket. If you want to increase your potential non-prize amount, excluding the jackpot, you can add Power Play to your ticket for an additional $1.


Power Play increases your prize winnings by 2, 3, 4, 5, or even 10 times. The Power Play multiplier is announced before each drawing. The 10x multiplier is only available when the advertised prize annuity is $150 million or less. If you match five white numbers, the prize is an automatic $2 million.


Conveniently order tickets whenever you are feeling lucky — whether that’s in the middle of your workday or during movie night at home. Pick your lucky numbers or choose the random Quick Pick option, just like you can in-person at the store. Join the Powerball Pool in your state or become the person who puts together your office or family pool!

Uncovering Online Powerball Winners

If you play Powerball online, your odds of winning are the same as anyone else with a ticket. Winners are becoming more prevalent as more people conveniently order their tickets online.


So, who are the biggest Powerball winners in history? That honor goes to a lucky someone who won a $2.04 billion prize in California playing Powerball!


Some recent lottery winners across the country:

  • Lamonica Foreman, a 59-year-old woman who ordered her ticket online via the Michigan Lottery and included the Power Play option. She logged into her lottery account to not only discover she had picked up the $50,000 prize but also, thanks to Power Play, she actually won $200,000!

  • Francisco Nunez got an unexpected birthday surprise when he won $150,000 with a Powerball ticket he ordered online on the NC Lottery website. Thanks to the Power Play option, he received 3x the amount of his original winnings!

  • Mitchell in Minnesota took home $150,000 in Powerball winnings. He got the notification email while doing yard work and couldn’t believe his eyes.

(Related: Which States Win Mega Millions the Most?)


Can You Really Win the Powerball Online?

Yes! It doesn’t matter if you play online or in-person at your local lottery retailer. Your odds of winning the Powerball are exactly the same. Digital lottery couriers allow you to order tickets for your favorite lottery games using your phone or computer. Have some questions about playing Powerball online and what it’s like to win?


Automatic winner notifications: One of the most exciting aspects of using a Powerball app is getting that “you won” notification right after you win a prize.


Instant winnings: Collect your Powerball prizes up to $600 instantly through the app.


Easy Payouts: Transfer your lotto winnings to your bank account with a few taps.

Has Anyone Ever Won with a Powerball App: Real Success Stories

The Powerball’s notable history can leave you wondering if anyone has ever won the Powerball. So, let’s take a look at some actual lottery winners!


Several Powerball app winners who ordered winning tickets and have been featured on their local news station include:

  1. Grandma of 10 checks her phone at 3 a.m. — and learns she's a massive lottery winner (Miami Herald)

  2. Now I can breathe’: Ohio woman wins $1M Powerball on lottery app (Fox 8)

  3. Corpus Christi resident hits it big  plans to do charity work with winnings  (KIII TV)

  4. Best friends in Texas set up their private Powerball Pool and won $50,000 (Herald-Banner)

  5. College student wins $1M Powerball prize via app  (NBC 11)

All told, 19 people have become millionaires playing Powerball.


This article originally appeared on Jackpocket.com and was syndicated by MediaFeed.org.


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Prize: $133M


Game: Powerball


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A CO woman finally wins the jackpot after playing her numbers for 30 years.

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<p><b>Prize</b>: $254.2M</p><p><br></p><p><b>Game</b>: Powerball<br></p><p><br></p><p><b>Get the Story:</b></p><p>Three wealth management co-workers <a href="https://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/local/254m-winner-soon-to-come-forward/2039615/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:won;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">won</a> on 1 Quick Pick ticket.<br></p><span class="copyright"> SeanPavonePhoto/istockphoto </span>
<p><b>Prize</b>: $121M</p><p><br></p><p><b>Game</b>: Powerball<br></p><p><br></p><p><b>Get the Story:</b></p><p>Won by a <a href="https://www.delottery.com/Winners/Gallery-2004" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:group of 33 co-workers;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">group of 33 co-workers</a> from a DE printing company.<br></p><p><br></p><span class="copyright"> AndreyPopov/istockphoto </span>
<p><b>Prize</b>: $1.58B</p><p><br></p><p><b>Game</b>: Mega Millions<br></p><p><br></p><p><b>Get the Story:<br></b></p><p>This ultra lucky winner secured the <a href="https://people.com/florida-lottery-ticket-wins-usd1-58-billion-mega-millions-jackpot-7574399" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:largest win;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">largest win</a> in the game's history....but this lottery prize is no joke.</p><span class="copyright"> ULora/istockphoto </span>
<p><b>Prize</b>: $648M</p><p><br></p><p><b>Game</b>: Mega Millions<br></p><p><br></p><p><b>Get the Story:</b></p><p>"It's like I'm still <a href="https://www.wsbtv.com/news/local/mega-millions-jackpot-grows-636-million/242308028/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:dreaming;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">dreaming</a>."<br></p><span class="copyright"> WoodysPhotos/Istockphoto </span>
<p><b>Prize</b>: $220.3M</p><p><br></p><p><b>Game</b>: Powerball</p><p><br></p><p><b>Get the Story:</b></p><p>A <a href="https://www.ktvb.com/article/news/local/208/idaho-lottery-marks-32-years-since-the-first-ticket-was-sold/277-d6610665-2ca7-46d4-a552-b3091dda6904" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:pick-your-own numbers victory;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">pick-your-own numbers victory</a> in Idaho.."</p><span class="copyright"> knowlesgallery/istockphoto </span>
<p><b>Prize</b>: $1.337B</p><p><br></p><p><b>Game</b>: Mega Millions</p><p><br></p><p><b>Get the Story:</b></p><p>"It's <a href="https://www.megamillions.com/News/2022/Updated-Jackpot-$1-337-Billion-Won-In-Illinois.aspx" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:the largest lottery prize;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">the largest lottery prize</a> ever won in Illinois..."<br></p><span class="copyright"> Julie Clopper/istockphoto </span>
<p><b>Prize</b>: $536M</p><p><br></p><p><b>Game</b>: Mega Millions</p><p><br></p><p><b>Get the Story:</b></p><p>This <a href="https://www.playindiana.com/indiana-gamblers-have-lucky-lotto-streak/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Hoosier;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Hoosier</a> bought their winning ticket on the way to their child's sports game.<br></p><span class="copyright"> Lee Lawson/Istockphoto </span>
<p><b>Prize</b>: $343.9M</p><p><br></p><p><b>Game</b>: Powerball</p><p><br></p><p><b>Get the Story:</b></p><p>This <a href="https://abcnews.go.com/US/iowa-powerball-winner-claims-3439-million-check/story?id=58997485" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:single-mom;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">single-mom</a> nearly lost her ticket after dropping it on the floor of her sister's truck.<br></p><span class="copyright"> Wirestock/istockphoto </span>
<p><b>Prize</b>: $218.6M</p><p><br></p><p><b>Game</b>: Mega Millions</p><p><br></p><p><b>Get the Story:</b></p><p>The winner said they were looking forward to <a href="https://www.cnn.com/2012/04/06/us/kansas-lottery-winner/index.html" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:early retirement;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">early retirement</a>.<br></p><span class="copyright"> istockphoto/Sean Pavone </span>
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<p><b>Prize</b>: $1.348B</p><p><br></p><p><b>Game</b>: Mega Millions</p><p><br></p><p><b>Get the Story:</b></p><p>Maine <a href="https://www.megamillions.com/News/2023/Maine-Gets-Its-First-Mega-Millions%C2%AE-Jackpot-Win!.aspx" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:won;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">won</a> its first Mega Millions jackpot on a Friday the 13th.<br></p><span class="copyright"> istockphoto </span>
<p><b>Prize</b>: $731.1M</p><p><br></p><p><b>Game</b>: Powerball</p><p><br></p><p><b>Get the Story:</b></p><p>An anonymous group, known as "<a href="https://www.baltimoresun.com/maryland/bs-md-maryland-lottery-winners-come-forward-20210528-njntjfmozjbpba6nbo2huhwqay-story.html" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:The Power Pack;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">The Power Pack</a>," said they would use the money to invest in their community.<br></p><span class="copyright"> Wirestock/istockphoto </span>
<p><b>Prize</b>: $758.7M</p><p><br></p><p><b>Game</b>: Powerball</p><p><br></p><p><b>Get the Story:</b></p><p>A <a href="https://www.cnbc.com/2017/08/24/heres-the-tax-bill-on-that-record-758-point-7-million-powerball.html#:~:text=Massachusetts%20woman%20Mavis%20L.,Wanczyk%20won%20the%20%24758%2C700%2C000%20Powerball.&text=The%20%24758.7%20million%20prize%20was,awarded%20to%20a%20single%20ticket" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:hospital worker;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">hospital worker</a> opted for the lump sum.<br></p><span class="copyright"> danlogan/istockphoto </span>
<p><b>Prize</b>: $1.05B</p><p><br></p><p><b>Game</b>: Mega Millions</p><p><br></p><p><b>Get the Story:</b></p><p>A <a href="https://www.megamillions.com/News/2021/Oakland-County-Lottery-Club-Claims-$1-05-Billion-M.aspx#:~:text=An%20Oakland%20County%20lottery%20club,and%20the%20Mega%20Ball%2024." rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:lottery club;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">lottery club</a> bought their winning ticket at a local Kroger. <br></p><span class="copyright"> JerryB7/istockphoto </span>
<p><b>Prize</b>: $229M</p><p><br></p><p><b>Game</b>: Powerball</p><p><br></p><p><b>Get the Story:</b></p><p>"He is retired as of 14 or 15 hours ago," the <a href="https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/u-s-powerball-winners-take-229m-jackpot-1.1083277" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:winner's wife said;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">winner's wife said</a>.<br></p><span class="copyright"> atosan/istockphoto </span>
<p><b>Prize</b>: $524K</p><p><br></p><p><b>Game</b>: Match 5</p><p><br></p><p><b>Get the Story:</b></p><p>This is the <a href="https://www.wlox.com/2022/02/17/lottery-ticket-largest-single-jackpot-sold-south-mississippi-store/#:~:text=A%20winning%20Mississippi%20Match%205,the%20ticket%20is%20worth%20%24524%2C976.i" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:biggest prize;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">biggest prize</a> since MS lottery began selling tickets in 2019.<br></p><span class="copyright"> Lee Lawson/Istockphoto </span>
<p><b>Prize</b>: $192.4M</p><p><br></p><p><b>Game</b>: Powerball</p><p><br></p><p><b>Get the Story:</b></p><p>"I think we'll have a <a href="https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-lottery/missouri-couple-wins-half-of-587-million-powerball-lottery-idUSBRE8AQ15920121201" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:good Christmas;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">good Christmas</a>."<br></p><span class="copyright"> Perry Spring/Istockphoto </span>
<p><b>Prize</b>: $48.5M</p><p><br></p><p><b>Game</b>: Powerball</p><p><br></p><p><b>Get the Story:</b></p><p>"Mostly I've just got to let it <a href="https://www.lotterypost.com/news/216328" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:sink in;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">sink in</a> and let it feel real."<br></p><span class="copyright"> miroslav_1/istockphoto </span>
<p><b>Prize</b>: $365M</p><p><br></p><p><b>Game</b>: Powerball</p><p><br></p><p><b>Get the Story:</b></p><p>Eight ham processing plant co-workers became <a href="https://omaha.com/news/local/history/back-in-the-day-feb-22-2006-8-nebraska-co-workers-claim-365-million-powerball/article_8adecfb2-8087-11ec-8482-4f4c01557f96.html#:~:text=the%20day%3A%20Feb.-,22%2C%202006%3A%208%20Nebraska%20co%2Dworkers,claim%20%24365%20million%20Powerball%20jackpot&text=The%20winners%20of%20the%20then,22%2C%202006." rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:instant millionaires.;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">instant millionaires.</a><br></p><span class="copyright"> Jacob Boomsma/istockphoto </span>
<p><b>Prize</b>: $559.7M</p><p><br></p><p><b>Game</b>: Powerball</p><p><br></p><p><b>Get the Story:</b></p><p>"My client doesn't want any accolades, she doesn't want any credit. She just wants to <a href="https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2018/03/07/mystery-559-7-m-powerball-winner-claims-her-prize/403324002/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:do good things;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">do good things</a>."<br></p><span class="copyright"> Ralf Geithe/istockphoto </span>
<p><b>Prize</b>: $559.7M</p><p><br></p><p><b>Game</b>: Powerball</p><p><br></p><p><b>Get the Story:</b></p><p>The <a href="https://www.megamillions.com/News/2024/First-Mega-Millions-Jackpot-of-2024-Goes-to-New-Je.aspx" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:winning ticket;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">winning ticket</a> was sold at ShopRite Liquor #781 in Neptune Township, NJ.<br></p><span class="copyright"> Wirestock/istockphoto </span>
<p><b>Prize</b>: $206.9M</p><p><br></p><p><b>Game</b>: Powerball</p><p><br></p><p><b>Get the Story:</b></p><p>A <a href="https://www.nmlottery.com/2014/09/25/new-mexicos-largest-lottery-prize-won-six-years-ago-saturday/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:group of friends;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">group of friends</a> chipped in for the winning ticket.<br></p><span class="copyright"> Sean Pavone/istockphoto </span>
<p><b>Prize</b>: $432M</p><p><br></p><p><b>Game</b>: Mega Millions</p><p><br></p><p><b>Get the Story:</b></p><p>The biggest Big Apple win was <a href="https://nypost.com/2021/09/22/mega-millions-ticket-worth-432-million-sold-in-nyc-at-pronto-pizza/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:sold at Pronto Pizza;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">sold at Pronto Pizza</a>.<b><br></b></p><span class="copyright"> Masha Zolotukhina/Istockphoto </span>
<p><b>Prize</b>: $344.6M</p><p><br></p><p><b>Game</b>: Powerball</p><p><br></p><p><b>Get the Story:</b></p><p><a href="https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2019/06/04/north-carolina-powerball-winner-finds-good-fortune-344-6-m-win/1348035001/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Numbers from a fortune cookie;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Numbers from a fortune cookie</a> are responsible for this winner's good fortune.<br></p><span class="copyright"> J. Michael Jones/Istockphoto </span>
<p><b>Prize</b>: $3M</p><p><br></p><p><b>Game</b>: Mega Millions</p><p><br></p><p><b>Get the Story:</b></p><p><a href="https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/north-dakota/articles/2021-03-31/3-million-winning-mega-millions-ticket-sold-in-fargo" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Two $3 million Mega Millions prizes;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Two $3 million Mega Millions prizes</a> are tied for biggest wins in ND.<br></p><span class="copyright"> Wirestock/istockphoto </span>
<p><b>Prize</b>: $372M</p><p><br></p><p><b>Game</b>: Mega Millions</p><p><br></p><p><b>Get the Story:</b></p><p>A <a href="https://www.cnn.com/2019/12/18/us/ohio-mega-millions-jackpot-winner-trnd/index.html" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:record December lottery win;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">record December lottery win</a> set the stage for a very Happy Holiday.<br></p><span class="copyright"> LeventKonuk/istockphoto </span>
<p><b>Prize</b>: $105.8M</p><p><br></p><p><b>Game</b>: Powerball</p><p><br></p><p><b>Get the Story:</b></p><p>"Basically I just <a href="https://www.nbcnews.com/id/wbna11669215" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:broke down;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">broke down</a> and cried."<br></p><span class="copyright"> Sean Pavone/istockphoto </span>
<p><b>Prize</b>: $1.326B</p><p><br></p><p><b>Game</b>: Powerball</p><p><br></p><p><b>Get the Story:</b></p><p>Lottery gold <a href="https://www.powerball.com/oregon-lottery-powerball-ticket-worth-1.326-billion-was-sold-in-portland" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:won;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">won</a> in Portland, Oregon<br></p><span class="copyright"> jbentley09/istockphoto </span>
<p><b>Prize</b>: $516M</p><p><br></p><p><b>Game</b>: Mega Millions</p><p><br></p><p><b>Get the Story:</b></p><p>"This is <a href="https://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/516m-mega-millions-jackpot-sold-bucks-county/2868032/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:life-changing;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">life-changing</a> generational money."<br></p><span class="copyright"> Sean Pavone/istockphoto </span>
<p><b>Prize</b>: $127M</p><p><br></p><p><b>Game</b>: Powerball</p><p><br></p><p><b>Get the Story:</b></p><p><a href="https://www.jacksonville.com/story/news/nation-world/2015/02/12/north-carolina-puerto-rico-texas-tickets-win-564-million-powerball/15650898007/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:This prize;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">This prize</a> marks the first winning Powerball jackpot ticket ever sold outside the continental U.S.<br></p><span class="copyright"> IGraDesign/Istockphoto </span>
<p><b>Prize</b>: $336.4M</p><p><br></p><p><b>Game</b>: Powerball</p><p><br></p><p><b>Get the Story:</b></p><p>"We are truly <a href="https://abcnews.go.com/Business/louise-white-rhode-island-336-million-powerball-winner/story?id=15852662" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:blessed;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">blessed</a>."<br></p><span class="copyright"> SeanPavonePhoto/istockphoto </span>
<p><b>Prize: </b>$1.537B</p><p><br></p><p><b>Game: </b>Mega Millions</p><p><br></p><p><b>Get the Story:</b></p><p>"I can't even count that <a href="https://www.heraldmailmedia.com/story/news/2018/10/24/i-cant-even-count-that-number-1537b-mega-millions-ticket-sold-at-south-carolina-store/116627156/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:number;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">number</a>."<br></p><span class="copyright"> J. Michael Jones/istockphoto </span>
<p><b>Prize</b>: $232.1M</p><p><br></p><p><b>Game: </b>Powerball</p><p><br></p><p><b>Get the Story:</b></p><p>South Dakota's very own Powerball jackpot <a href="https://lottery.sd.gov/winners/toptenwinners/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:won;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">won</a> in Pierre.<br></p><span class="copyright"> istockphoto </span>
<p><b>Prize:</b> $420.9M</p><p><br></p><p><b>Game:</b> Powerball</p><p><br></p><p><b>Get the Story:</b></p><p>"Everyone was screaming — just the <a href="https://www.wkrn.com/news/20-portland-co-workers-split-420-9m-powerball-jackpot/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:joy;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">joy</a>!"<br></p><span class="copyright"> SeanPavonePhoto/Istockphoto </span>
<p><b>Prize: </b>$420.9M</p><p><br></p><p><b>Game: </b>Powerball</p><p><br></p><p><b>Get the Story:</b></p><p>Someone in <a href="https://www.megamillions.com/News/2023/$360-Million-Mega-Millions%C2%AE-Jackpot-winning-Ticket.aspx" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:San Angelo;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">San Angelo</a> matched all six numbers drawn & chose the cash option as the time of purchase. <br></p><span class="copyright"> carrollmt/Istockphoto </span>
<p><b>Prize:</b> $2M</p><p><br></p><p><b>Game: </b>Powerball</p><p><br></p><p><b>Get the Story:</b></p><p>A <a href="https://viconsortium.com/VIC/?p=55977#:~:text=August%2025%2C%202017-,ST.,ticket%20was%20sold%20on%20Wednesday." rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:St. Croix resident;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">St. Croix resident</a> won by matching 5 numbers. <br></p><span class="copyright"> Coast-to-Coast/Istockphoto </span>
<p><b>Prize: </b>$366.7</p><p><br></p><p><b>Game: </b>Powerball</p><p><br></p><p><b>Get the Story:</b></p><p>Also the one and <a href="https://www.wcax.com/2022/08/29/winner-366m-powerball-jackpot-claims-prize/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:only Powerball jackpot won by VT.;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">only Powerball jackpot won by VT.</a><br></p><span class="copyright"> SeanPavonePhoto/istockphoto </span>
<p><b>Prize: </b>$239M</p><p><br></p><p><b>Game: </b>Mega Millions</p><p><br></p><p><b>Get the Story:</b></p><p>"Sweetheart, we got <a href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/politics/2004/04/02/with-millions-of-reasons-to-quit-no-need-to-keep-on-truckin/cc66cd65-6e9e-4ddd-b987-075f7b9c4168/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:the numbers;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">the numbers</a>."<br></p><span class="copyright"> SeanPavonePhoto/istockphoto </span>
<p><b>Prize:</b> $754.6M</p><p><br></p><p><b>Game: </b>Powerball</p><p><br></p><p><b>Get the Story:</b></p><p><a href="https://www.npr.org/2023/02/07/1155014382/a-player-in-washington-state-wins-the-747-million-powerball-prize" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:The winner;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">The winner</a> could opt for the annuity option or a one-time cash payment of $407.2 million.<br></p><span class="copyright"> LUNAMARINA/istockphoto </span>
<p><b>Prize: </b>$144M</p><p><br></p><p><b>Game: </b>Powerball</p><p><br></p><p><b>Get the Story:</b></p><p>An <a href="https://www.delottery.com/Winners/Gallery-2004" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:82-year-old lifelong resident;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">82-year-old lifelong resident</a> took home the jackpot.<br></p><span class="copyright"> Coast-to-Coast/istockphoto </span>
<p><b>Prize:</b> $314.9M</p><p><br></p><p><b>Game: </b>Powerball</p><p><br></p><p><b>Get the Story:</b></p><p>The drawing took place on <a href="https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-2002-dec-27-na-powerball27-story.html" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Christmas Day;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Christmas Day</a>.<br></p><span class="copyright"> Sean Pavone/istockphoto </span>
<p><b>Prize: </b>$768.4M</p><p><br></p><p><b>Game: </b>Powerball</p><p><br></p><p><b>Get the Story:</b></p><p>"I just had that <a href="https://abcnews.go.com/US/winner-768-million-powerball-jackpot-revealed/story?id=62571392" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:lucky feeling;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">lucky feeling</a>."<br></p><span class="copyright"> Jon Mattrisch/istockphoto </span>
<p><b>Prize</b>: $5M</p><p><br></p><p><b>Game</b>: Mega Millions</p><p><br></p><p><b>Get the Story:</b></p><p>The <a href="https://kingfm.com/wyomings-five-biggest-lottery-winners/#:~:text=The%20biggest%20ticket%20to%20date,in%20Green%20River%20claimed%20%241%2C342%2C013." rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:biggest lottery win;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">biggest lottery win</a> in Wyoming was sold in Evanston.<br></p><span class="copyright"> Jef Wodniack/Istockphoto </span>
<p><br></p><p>The lottery is a game of chance. People use dozens of strategies to try and boost their chance of winning a life-changing prize. From scrutinizing the numbers (or choosing seemingly random numbers) to joining your <a href="https://blog.jackpocket.com/private-vs-public-lottery-pools/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:lottery pool;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">lottery pool</a> at work, there are many ways people choose to play. Do these strategies affect your odds? Not at all. Everyone has the same chance of picking the winning lottery numbers. </p><p><br></p><p><br></p><h2>Can Lottery Winners Choose to Remain Anonymous?</h2><p>When you learn about the most lottery winnings by state, we bet you want to know if those winners had the option to remain anonymous when they claimed their prize. The answer is that it depends. States have their own rules about <a href="https://blog.jackpocket.com/anonymous-lottery-winner-states/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:whether lottery winners can remain anonymous;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">whether lottery winners can remain anonymous</a>. And there may be stipulations on those rules, too. For example, in Texas, you can remain anonymous only if the prize won is over $1 million. Check your state lottery website for more information on which regulations apply to you.</p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><i>(<b>Related</b>: <a href="https://blog.jackpocket.com/most-drawn-powerball-numbers/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:These Are the "Luckiest" Powerball Numbers in 2024;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">These Are the "Luckiest" Powerball Numbers in 2024</a>)</i></p><span class="copyright"> ablokhin / iStock </span>
<p><br></p><p>So, what happens if you win? If you join the biggest lottery winners, be ready to give Uncle Sam his piece of the pie. Any winnings above $599.99 are considered income in the eyes of the IRS and will be taxed as such. Your normal income tax rate will be charged for prizes from $600 to $4,999.99. Once you hit $5,000, the IRS will take 24% of your total winnings. </p><p><br></p><p>Depending on your other income, this could push you into a higher tax bracket, so be prepared to pay the difference between what the IRS has already taken and your actual tax bracket in additional taxes. For example, if your total income between work and your lottery winnings puts you in the 37% tax bracket, you will owe an additional 13% of your winnings back to the government. </p><p><br></p><p><i>This article originally appeared on <a href="https://blog.jackpocket.com/biggest-lottery-wins-by-state/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Jackpocket.com;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Jackpocket.com</a> and was syndicated by <a href="https://mediafeed.org/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:MediaFeed.org.;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">MediaFeed.org.</a></i></p><p><br></p><span class="copyright"> Jacob Wackerhausen/istockphoto </span>
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