Winning Powerball numbers for Wednesday, August 16, 2023. Lottery drawing jackpot at $264M

Winning Powerball numbers for Wednesday, August 16, 2023. Lottery drawing jackpot at $264M

Powerball Jackpot Numbers

The Powerball numbers for the Wednesday, August 16, 2023, jackpot were 9, 11, 17, 19, 55, and the Powerball was 1. Additionally, the Power Play multiplier for the draw was 2X. These numbers were chosen at random during the lottery drawing, giving players the chance to win the estimated jackpot of $264 million.

Massachusetts Millionaire

While no one matched all six numbers to win the Powerball jackpot, there was still a lucky individual in Massachusetts who managed to match all five numbers except for the Powerball. This winning ticket is worth a whopping $1 million, bringing joy and excitement to the fortunate winner.

Double Play Numbers

In addition to the main Powerball drawing, there was also a Double Play drawing that took place. The numbers drawn for the Double Play were 15, 22, 44, 49, 63, and the Powerball was 26. Unfortunately, no one managed to match all six numbers in this drawing. Additionally, there were no tickets that matched all five numbers except for the Powerball, which would have been worth $500,000.

Prize Structure in Powerball

Powerball offers various prize tiers depending on the number of matching numbers. To win a prize, you only need to match one number, which is the Powerball itself. Matching the Powerball alone is worth $4. If you manage to get two numbers, it won’t win anything unless one of the numbers is the Powerball. In that case, the ticket is also worth $4. The more numbers you match, the higher the prize amount.

Next Powerball Drawing

The next Powerball drawing is scheduled for Saturday, following the Wednesday draw. The estimated jackpot for this upcoming drawing is an impressive $264 million. Additionally, there is a cash option available for those who prefer it, which amounts to $129.7 million. Powerball drawings occur three times per week, every Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday, at approximately 10:59 p.m. ET.

Mega Millions Jackpot

While Powerball is an exciting lottery game, let’s not forget about Mega Millions. The Mega Millions jackpot has reset after a recent win in Florida, where a ticket matched all six numbers. The current Mega Millions jackpot stands at an estimated $20 million, with a cash option of $9.6 million. Players have the opportunity to try their luck and potentially become millionaires through this popular lottery game as well.

Powerball Jackpot Winners in 2023

Powerball has already created several jackpot winners in 2023. According to, the following are the notable jackpot wins this year:

  • $754.6 million — Feb. 6; Washington.
  • $162.6 million — Mar. 4; Virginia.
  • $252.6 million — April 19; Ohio.
  • $1.08 billion — July 19; California.

These lucky winners have become instant millionaires through their participation in the Powerball lottery.

Top 10 Powerball Jackpots

Powerball has seen some incredible jackpots throughout its history. Here are the top 10 Powerball jackpots of all time:

  1. $2.04 billion — Nov. 7, 2022; California.
  2. $1.586 billion — Jan. 13, 2016; California, Florida, Tennessee.
  3. $1.08 billion — July 19, 2023; California.
  4. $768.4 million — Mar. 27, 2019; Wisconsin.
  5. $758.7 million — Aug. 23, 2017; Massachusetts.
  6. $754.6 million — Feb. 6, 2023; Washington.
  7. $731.1 million — Jan. 20, 2021; Maryland.
  8. $699.8 million — Oct. 4, 2021; California.
  9. $687.8 million — Oct. 27, 2018; Iowa, New York.
  10. $632.6 million — Jan. 5, 2022; California, Wisconsin.

These enormous jackpots have captivated the nation and brought life-changing fortunes to their winners.

Top 10 U.S. Lottery Jackpots

In addition to Powerball, Mega Millions has also produced some mind-boggling jackpots. Here are the top 10 Powerball and Mega Millions jackpots in the U.S.:

  1. $2.04 billion, Powerball — Nov. 7, 2022; California.
  2. $1.586 billion, Powerball — Jan. 13, 2016; California, Florida, Tennessee.
  3. $1.58 million, Mega Millions — Aug. 8, 2023; Florida.
  4. $1.537 billion, Mega Millions — Oct. 23, 2018; South Carolina.
  5. $1.35 billion, Mega Millions — Jan. 13, 2023; Maine.
  6. $1.337 billion, Mega Millions — July 29, 2022; Illinois.
  7. $1.08 billion, Powerball — July 19, 2023; California.
  8. $1.05 billion, Mega Millions — Jan. 22, 2021; Michigan.
  9. $768.4 million, Powerball — Mar. 27, 2019; Wisconsin.
  10. $758.7 million, Powerball — Aug. 23, 2017; Massachusetts.

These massive jackpots have made headlines across the country and have given players the chance to dream big.

About the Author

Chris Sims is a digital producer at Midwest DOT. You can follow him on Twitter: @ChrisFSims.