March 1, 2024 2 min read


Powerball Jackpot to Hit $443 Million for Next Drawing

Surviving the drawing on Wednesday, the grand prize from Powerball is expected to surpass $440 million for the upcoming drawing

At the start of the year, a player from Michigan secured Powerball’s staggering $842 million jackpot. The lucky winner guessed correctly all winning numbers, including white balls 12, 21, 42, 44, 49 along with the red Powerball 1, taking home a whopping $842 million or $425.2 million cash value jackpot. Yet, ever since this drawing, the jackpot from the popular game has been continuously growing.

With the next drawing of the game scheduled for Saturday, March 2, 2024, it has now been roughly two months since the last win of the grand prize. Data from Powerball reveals that the estimated cost of the jackpot for Saturday’s drawing is a staggering $443 million. The cash value for the jackpot is $210.3 million, which is half of the estimate if the lucky winner accepts annual installments but still a life-changing sum.

The latest drawing for Powerball was held on Wednesday, February 28, 2024. Winning numbers from the draw included white balls 16, 26, 29, 38, 50, as well as red Powerball 6. While no one secured a second-tier prize of $1 million, one lucky customer took home a Power Play prize of $2 million from the drawing on Wednesday after guessing correctly all winning white numbers.

Another 10 lucky winners won $50,000 each for guessing correctly four white balls along with the red Powerball. Three more players who guessed the same number of winning numbers collected a $100,000 Power Play prize each.

Some 284 Powerball players hit a $100 prize each by guessing correctly four winning white balls, while 93 took home a $200 Power Play prize each.

Mega Millions’ Grand Prize Increases Too

Besides Powerball, the jackpot from another favorite lottery game in America continues to swell. After surviving the drawing on Tuesday, February 27, 2024, the grand prize from Mega Millions continued to grow.

The next drawing of the popular lottery game is scheduled for Friday, March 1, 2024, at 11 PM ET. The grand prize from Mega Millions is estimated at a staggering $607 million for the next drawing. A cash option is also available which is estimated at $286.9 million.


Jerome is a welcome new addition to the Gambling News team, bringing years of journalistic experience within the iGaming sector. His interest in the industry begun after he graduated from college where he played in regular local poker tournaments which eventually lead to exposure towards the growing popularity of online poker and casino rooms. Jerome now puts all the knowledge he's accrued to fuel his passion for journalism, providing our team with the latest scoops online.

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