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Figures for Monday September 18, 2023

(NEXSTAR) — Check your tickets: The numbers are in for the third-largest Powerball jackpot of the year.

The winning numbers drawn on Monday September 18 were: 2, 21, 26, 40, 42 and red Powerball 9. The Power Play was 3X.

Before the drawing, Powerball officials estimated the jackpot at $638 million, with a cash value of approximately $304.2 million. At the time of the drawing, the jackpot had increased slightly to $638.9 million.

At this size, this jackpot ranks 10th in Powerball. It’s also the third largest of 2023: in February, a $754.6 million jackpot was won by a Washington ticket, and in July, a California ticket won a $1.08 billion prize . These two prizes are among the largest in the history of the game.

Here are the 10 biggest Powerball jackpots ever recorded:

  1. $2.04 billion: November 7, 2022 (California)
  2. $1.586 billion: January 13, 2016 (California, Florida, Tennessee)
  3. $1.08 billion: July 19, 2023 (California)
  4. $768.4 million: March 27, 2019 (Wisconsin)
  5. $758.7 million: August 23, 2017 (Massachusetts)
  6. $754.6 million: February 6, 2023 (Washington)
  7. $731.1 million: January 20, 2021 (Maryland)
  8. $699.8 million: October 4, 2021 (California)
  9. $687.8 million: October 27, 2018 (Iowa, New York)
  10. $638.9 million (estimated September 18, 2023)

If someone wins the jackpot on Monday, they will have to choose between an annuity payment over 29 years or a lump sum. Without a winner, the jackpot could become the ninth-largest Powerball jackpot, but it would need to increase by about $50 million.

With or without a jackpot winner, the next Powerball drawing will take place on Wednesday at 10:59 p.m. ET.

Powerball tickets cost $2 each and are sold in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Drawings take place every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday at 10:59 p.m. ET. You have a 1 in 24.9 chance of winning any prize and a 1 in 292.2 million chance of winning the Powerball jackpot.

Meanwhile, the $1.08 billion jackpot won this summer remains unclaimed, as does the record $1.602 billion Mega Millions jackpot won in Florida last month.

NBC Chicago

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