Sep 19, 2023

Powerball Jackpot 10th Largest Ever; Please Play Responsibly

Posted Sep 19, 2023 5:00 PM

Neil Watson

Lincoln, NE – September 19, 2023 – The Powerball jackpot has been growing since July without a winner. Because of the high jackpot, the Nebraska Lottery reminds customers to play responsibly.

The Powerball jackpot starts at $20 million and continues to grow each drawing until it is won. There have been 26 consecutive Powerball drawings since July 22 without a jackpot winner. This run has grown the estimated jackpot for the Wednesday, September 20 drawing to $672 million or $320.5 million with the cash option selected. This is the 10th largest jackpot in the history of the game.

This jackpot run has produced one big Powerball winner in Nebraska.

  1. September 13, 2023: $50,000 winning Double Play ticket sold at Kwik Stop #02, 902 North Jeffers, North Platte.

The largest Powerball jackpot on record occurred in November 2022 when one winner in California won a $2.04 billion jackpot.

Ten jackpots ranging from $2.5 million to $365 million have been won in Nebraska since the Nebraska Lottery began offering Powerball in July of 1994. The largest Powerball jackpot won in Nebraska occurred in February 2006 when a group of eight coworkers at the ConAgra Foods ham and corned beef plant in Lincoln split a $365 million jackpot.

Play Responsibly

Because of the high Powerball jackpot, the Nebraska Lottery encourages customers to play within their means. “It’s important for Nebraska Lottery players to remember that no matter how large the jackpot is, the odds of winning the Powerball jackpot are 1 in 292 million,” said Lottery Director Brian Rockey. “Your odds of winning remain the same, regardless of how many tickets are purchased or how many people play.” If you or someone you know has a problem with compulsive gambling, free help is available at

The mission of the Nebraska Lottery is to generate proceeds for good causes while providing quality entertainment options to Nebraskans. Over $936 million has been raised for the Nebraska Lottery’s beneficiary funds since the Lottery began in 1993. All 93 counties in Nebraska have benefited from projects funded with these Nebraska Lottery proceeds.