Powerball Winning Numbers For 10/23/2019 Drawing: $120M Jackpot
Here are the winning Powerball numbers for the jackpot drawing on Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019.
By Deb Belt , Patch Staff
Oct 23, 2019 6:30 p m ET | Updated Oct 23, 2019 11:02 p m ET
The Powerball jackpot stands at $120 million for the person holding the winning ticket on Wednesday, Oct. 23. The one-time cash payout for tonight’s Powerball drawing will be $82.6 million.
The winning Powerball numbers are drawn every Wednesday and Saturday at 10:59 p.m. Eastern time, with Powerball results usually posted within five minutes.
In most states, ticket sales end at least one hour before the drawing, but a state may halt sales earlier, such as Illinois, which stops sales three hours before the drawing. In Maryland and New Jersey, ticket sales end at 9:59 p.m.; in Virginia, they close at 10 p.m. Check with your state lottery for the cut-off time.
The winning Powerball numbers for Wednesday, Oct. 23, are: 05, 12, 50, 61, 69 and the Powerball of 23.
The largest Powerball jackpot in history was $1.586 billion, which was split by winners in California, Florida and Tennessee in January 2016.
A player in South Carolina claimed the $1.6 billion Mega Millions jackpot on Oct. 23, 2018, game officials said; the winner chose not to be identified.
To win the Powerball jackpot a player must match all five white balls in any order and the red Powerball number. The odds of picking the correct Powerball grand prize numbers are one in 292,201,338, which doesn’t change even if more players buy tickets when the jackpot is enormous.
You have a better chance of winning the Powerball jackpot if you let the computer select your numbers, according to the officials with the lottery. About 75 percent of winning tickets over the years had numbers picked by a computer.
Powerball tickets cost $2 each. Find locations where you can buy your Powerball tickets here.
These are the five largest Powerball jackpots in the game’s history:
- $1.586 billion, Jan. 13, 2016
- $768.4 million, March 27, 2019
- $758.7 million, Aug. 23, 2017
- $688 million, Oct. 27, 2018
- $590.5 million, May 18, 2013
Winners can choose to either have the full jackpot amount paid out in 30 installments over 29 years, or winners can take one lump sum payment that is smaller than the actual total.
Powerball Winning Numbers For 10/23/2019 Drawing: $120M Jackpot – Annapolis, MD – Here are the winning Powerball numbers for the jackpot drawing on Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019.
Mega Millions Numbers For 10/23/20, Friday Jackpot was $97 Million
The Mega Millions jackpot for 10/23/20 was $97 million, and here are the winning numbers from Friday night’s drawing.
- First Five: 18-34-44-60-69
- Mega Ball: 22
- Megaplier: 2x
Friday night’s 10/23/20 jackpot was worth $97 million, with a cash-value option of $75.1 million. The total jackpot could increase depending on the number of tickets sold around the country prior to the drawing.
The winning numbers on Tuesday (10/20/20) for the $86 million jackpot were: 46-54-57-58-66 with a Mega Ball of 10. The Megaplier was 3x.
There was no grand prize winner from Tuesday’s drawing, nor were there any tickets sold that matched the first five white balls, and minus the gold Mega Ball, for the game’s second prize.
There were 15 tickets sold nationwide on Tuesday that matched four of the five white balls and the Mega Ball for the $10,000 third prize. Five of those purchased the Megaplier for an extra $1, which made their third-prize winnings worth $30,000.
The last grand prize jackpot winner was from a ticket sold in Wisconsin on 09/15/20 for a jackpot worth $119 million. It was only the fifth Mega Millions jackpot won in the 2020 calendar year.
Here are the five Mega Millions jackpots won in 2020:
$119 million — September 15 in Wisconsin
$22 million — July 31 in California
$124 million — July 24 in New Jersey
$410 million — June 9 in Arizona
$202 million — February 11 in New Jersey
Other recent winners over the last year were a $372 million ticket sold in Ohio and a $227 million ticket that was sold on 09/24/19 in the city of Cedar Park, Texas—a suburb north of Austin.
Mega Millions is a multi-state lottery every Tuesday and Friday night, and it is one of America’s two biggest lottery jackpot games. Mega Millions jackpots start at $20 million, and other prizes pay from $1 million to $2 million or more with a Megaplier. Tickets are $2 per line, and odds of winning with a $2 Mega Millions ticket are one in 303 million. For more information on Mega Millions, or to check your past numbers, visit its website.
Powerball is the other multi-state lottery, and it also starts at $20 million. Its drawings take place shortly after 11 p.m. ET on Wednesday and Saturday nights. Here is the Powerball website for more information, or to check past winning numbers.
- Mega Millions Numbers For 10/20/20, Tuesday Jackpot was worth $86 Million
- Mega Millions Drawing For 10/16/20, Friday Jackpot is $77 Million
Here are the top 10 Mega Millions Jackpots to date:
- $1.537 billion 10/23/2018 1-SC
- $656 million 3/30/2012 3-IL, 1-KS, 1-MD
- $648 million 12/17/2013 2-CA, 1-GA
- $543 million 7/24/2018 1-CA
- $536 million 7/8/2016 1-IN
- $533 million 3/30/2018 1-NJ
- $522 million 6/07/2019 1-CA
- $451 million 1/5/2018 1-FL
- $414 million 3/18/2014 2-FL, 1-MD
- $410 million 4/09/2020 1-AZ
The Mega Millions jackpot for 10/23/20 was $97 million, with a cash option worth $75.1 million.