Powerball & Mega Millions: Which state had most billion-dollar winners? Other things to know

It’s quite remarkable: Mega Millions and Powerball lottery games both offered prizes worth billions of dollars in the same month — who could have foreseen that?

For the eighth instance in the history of Powerball and Mega Millions, a prize has reached $1 billion.

On July 28, 2023, the drawing resulted in the jackpot increasing to an impressive $1.05 billion, just two hours after the winning numbers were selected. Mega Millions reached the billion-dollar milestone when no one managed to match all five numbers and the Mega Ball in the drawing on Friday, July 28, 2023, following three months of consecutive rollovers, spanning from April to July.

The identity of the winner(s) of the $1.08 billion Powerball drawing on Wednesday, July 20, 2023, in California has not been revealed as of July 31. On Monday, July 17, when the Powerball numbers were drawn, no one matched all five numbers plus the Powerball, marking the billion-dollar milestone for Powerball from April to July after three months of rollovers. This may sound like deja vu: the next paragraph.

Is it a coincidence that in the same year and same month, the Powerball and Mega Millions lotteries, which started with rollovers from the previous year and month, both had jackpots reaching a billion dollars, making them the two biggest games in the U.S. Lottery?

Fascinating intriguing facts about Powerball and Mega Millions: A victor on Friday the 13th and a date that is palindromic.

Here are some details to keep in mind concerning recipients of the Powerball, victors of Mega Millions, and those lotteries worth billions of dollars.

The identity of the winner has not been disclosed. A winning ticket was purchased in Maine for the Mega Millions jackpot drawing on January 13, 2023, which reached a staggering $1.35 billion. There was a lotto frenzy surrounding this event for the past seven months, but it was the first time in history that both Mega Millions and Powerball jackpots reached $1 billion in the same month, specifically in July 2023.

From July 2022 to July 2023, there have been 4 lottery jackpots that reached $1 billion

In the month of July 31st, it has been revealed that Edwin Castro from California won the grand prize of $2.04 billion in the Powerball drawing. Interestingly, the winning tickets for each drawing were sold in California, where Edwin Castro won the $1.08 billion jackpot in 2023. Coincidentally, the lottery would roll over more than 30 times before the $2.04 billion jackpot was won in the fall of 2022, eight months later.

In one year, the Mega Millions jackpot has exceeded the billion-dollar mark twice. A single ticket from Maine claimed the $1.35 billion prize on Jan. 13, 2023, but the winner remains anonymous. After rolling over 30 times, the Aug. 1, 2023, drawing reached a staggering $1.05 billion. Keep checking to find out if there will be a winner or another rollover. Interesting fact: The $1.586 billion Powerball jackpot from the Jan. 13, 2016, drawing was split between three tickets from California, Florida (Melbourne Beach), and Tennessee. Furthermore, Jan. 13, 2023, fell on Friday the 13th, a date often associated with bad luck and horror movies.

How long did it take for Mega Millions jackpot to reach $1.05 billion?

Below is a snapshot of the recent Mega Millions jackpot, showcasing how much it has climbed. It is also the third time in the game’s history that the jackpot has reached a staggering $1 billion, taking less than three months for the rollovers to occur.

The Mega Millions jackpot grew by $452 million in the month of July. The Mega Millions jackpot was $368 million on June 30th. In the next few weeks, the jackpot increased by $100 million, then $80 million, and finally $60 million in increments of $50 million. The lottery seemed to gain steam and frenzy around the 4th of July when it climbed over $50 million.

The Mega Millions drawing, which took place on Tuesday, August 1st, resulted in the jackpot rolling over to a new total of over 1.05 billion dollars, after no one won the drawing on July 28th.

Keep yourself updated and come back for additional details regarding Mega Millions, Powerball, and those billion-dollar lottery prizes.

Were you aware? Florida had numerous “second-tier” victors in the Powerball drawing on July 19, 2023. Could it have been you?

  • Tuesday, August 1st: $1.05 billion as of July 28th, 2023.
  • On Friday, July 28th, the amount reached $940 million.
  • On Tuesday, July 25th, the amount reached $820 million.
  • On Friday, July 21st, the amount of money reached $720 million.
  • On Tuesday, July 18th, the amount of money reached $640 million.
  • Friday, July 14: $560 million.
  • On Tuesday, July 11th, the amount of money involved was $500 million.
  • Friday, July 7: $450 million.
  • On Tuesday, July 4th, $400 million was spent.
  • Friday, June 30: $368 million.
  • Tuesday, June 27: $343 million.
  • On Friday, June 23, the amount of money was $320 million.
  • Tuesday, June 20: $300 million.
  • Friday, June 16: $281 million.
  • On Tuesday, June 13th, the amount reached $260 million.
  • On Friday, June 9th, the amount of money was $240 million.
  • Tuesday, June 6: $218 million.
  • Friday, June 2: $203 million.
  • On Tuesday, May 30th, the amount reached $187 million.
  • Friday, May 26: $169 million.
  • On Tuesday, May 23rd, the amount of money reached $150 million.
  • Friday, May 19: $132 million.
  • Tuesday, May 16: $113 million.
  • On Friday, May 12th, the amount of $99 million was recorded.
  • Tuesday, May 9: $83 million.
  • Friday, May 5: $68 million.
  • On Tuesday, May 2nd, a sum of $52 million was recorded.
  • Friday, April 28: $38 million.
  • On Tuesday, April 25th, the amount of money was $26 million.
  • Friday, April 21: $20 million.
  • The clock is ticking… If you emerged as the winner of the Powerball lottery on July 19, 2023, you must claim an astonishing $1.08 billion by this particular date.

    How long did it take Powerball to reach $1 billion?

    The jackpot for the Powerball on July 19 grew to $1.08 billion, with a $493 million jackpot on July 5. The jackpot then turned into $100 million, $75 million, $70 million, and $60 million over the next few increments. It climbed to $69 million because of the frenzy surrounding the lottery. It took almost three months and more than 30 rollovers for the jackpot to reach this amount. The list below shows how much the jackpot climbed and the dates of the drawings. The amount varies based on the winners and the drawings.

  • On Wednesday, July 19, the amount reached $1.08 billion.
  • On Monday, July 17th, the amount of money was $900 million.
  • On Saturday, July 15, the amount of $875 million was recorded.
  • Wednesday, July 12: $750 million.
  • Monday, July 10: $675 million.
  • Saturday, July 8: $615 million.
  • On Wednesday, July 5th, the amount of money was $546 million.
  • On Monday, July 3rd, the amount reached $522 million.
  • On Saturday, July 1st, the amount of money reached $493 million.
  • On Wednesday, June 28th, the amount of money reached $462 million.
  • Monday, June 26: $440 million.
  • On Saturday, June 24th, $427 million was reported.
  • On Wednesday, June 21, $400 million was recorded.
  • On Monday, June 19th, Juneteenth: $380 million.
  • Saturday, June 17: $366 million.
  • Wednesday, June 14: $340 million.
  • Monday, June 12: $324 million.
  • Saturday, June 10: $308 million.
  • On Wednesday, June 7th, the amount of money was $285 million.
  • On Monday, June 5th, the amount of $269 million was recorded.
  • Saturday, June 3: $262 million.
  • Wednesday, May 31: $239 million.
  • Monday, May 29th, Memorial Day: $226 million.
  • Saturday, May 27th: $211 million.
  • On Wednesday, May 24th, the amount of $190 million was recorded.
  • Monday, May 22: $179 million.
  • Saturday, May 20: $162 million.
  • On Wednesday, May 17th, the amount of money was $146 million.
  • Monday, May 15: $135 million.
  • Saturday, May 13: $125 million.
  • On Wednesday, May 10th, $109 million was reported.
  • Monday, May 8: $97 million.
  • Saturday, May 6: $87 million.
  • On Wednesday, May 3rd, the amount of $71 million was recorded.
  • On Monday, May 1st, $60 million was recorded.
  • Saturday, April 29: $51 million.
  • On Wednesday, April 26th, the amount of money was $37 million.
  • Monday, April 24: $28 million.
  • Who won $1.08 billion Powerball drawing on Wednesday, July 20, 2023?

    Both the winners and the “second tier” participants were present, and a grand prize of $1.08 billion was won by a single ticket in California, as all six numbers matched in the drawing on Wednesday, July 20th. Finally, after a series of rollovers dating back to April 22nd, the Powerball jackpot hit the billion-dollar mark.

    Three lottery tickets were purchased in Florida, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island, which successfully matched five numbers in addition to the Power Play, leading to a $2 million victory.

    Across the country, tickets were purchased in West Virginia, Wisconsin, Ohio, New Hampshire, Missouri, Kentucky, Indiana, Illinois, Connecticut, and Texas (4), as well as New York (5), New Jersey (2), Maryland (2), Massachusetts (3), Florida (4), and California (7). Those tickets won a $1 million prize for matching 5 numbers, and there were also more than 30 tickets that matched across the country.

    When did lotto jackpots hit $1 billion or more?

    In July 2023, there have been at least three billion-dollar prizes awarded to winners from California. Only one time did a U.S. Lottery jackpot surpass $2 billion. There have been eight lottery jackpots that reached $1 billion or more.

  • 8. $1.05 billion, Mega Millions, Aug. 1, 2023? To be determined.
  • On January 22, 2021, a sole ticket from Michigan emerged as the victor in the Mega Millions lottery, winning a grand sum of $1.05 billion.
  • 6. $1.08 billion, Powerball, July 19, 2023: A solitary ticket emerged victorious in California.
  • 5. $1.337 billion, Mega Millions, July 29, 2022: A solitary ticket emerged victorious in Illinois.
  • 4. $1.35 billion, Mega Millions, Jan. 13, 2023: A solitary ticket was bought in Maine.
  • 3. $1.537 billion, Mega Millions, Oct. 23, 2018: One ticket emerged as the winner in South Carolina.
  • 2. On January 13, 2016, three tickets from California, Florida, and Tennessee won the Powerball jackpot of $1.586 billion.
  • 1. On November 7, 2022, a solitary ticket purchased in California won the Powerball jackpot of $2.04 billion.
  • Which lottery game has had more jackpots reach $1 billion, Mega Millions or Powerball?

    Throughout the game’s history, Powerball has experienced three instances where jackpots reached a staggering $1 billion. However, as of July 28, 2023, Mega Millions has surpassed this milestone with a total of five jackpots exceeding $1 billion.