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Did anyone win the Powerball tonight 10 11 23?

No, there were no Powerball jackpot winners for the drawing held on October 11, 2023. The winning numbers were 10, 11, 23, 25, 34 and the Powerball was 21. Since no ticket matched all 6 numbers, the jackpot has now rolled over to an estimated $420 million for the next drawing on Saturday, October 14, 2023.

Powerball Overview

Powerball is a popular multi-state lottery game played in 45 states, Washington D.C., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. To play, players select 5 white ball numbers from 1 to 69 and 1 red Powerball number from 1 to 26. Tickets cost $2 each. Drawings are held every Wednesday and Saturday at 10:59 p.m. ET.

To win the jackpot, players must match all 5 white balls and the red Powerball number. The odds of this are 1 in 292 million. There are also smaller prizes for matching some of the numbers. Overall odds of winning any prize are 1 in 24.9. Prizes can be claimed up to 180 days after the drawing.

The minimum Powerball jackpot is $40 million. If no one wins, the jackpot keeps growing until someone wins. Jackpots are advertised in 30 annual payments, but winners can take a reduced cash option lump sum up for the current jackpot. Taxes are withheld from either the cash or annuity prizes.

Powerball Jackpot Rollovers

When the Powerball jackpot is not won, it rolls over to the next drawing. This causes the jackpot amount to grow larger for the next drawing. Rollovers are common since the odds of winning the jackpot are so high.

On October 11, 2023, the advertised jackpot amount was $394 million. Since there was no jackpot winner for that drawing, the prize rolled over and increased to an estimated $420 million for October 14.

The more drawings that occur without a winner, the higher the jackpot amount climbs. The record Powerball jackpot so far was $1.586 billion on January 13, 2016. It accumulated over 3 months of rollovers. 3 winners split this record prize.

Winning Numbers on October 11, 2023

Here are the winning numbers that were drawn for the Powerball drawing held on October 11, 2023:

  • White balls: 10, 11, 23, 25, 34
  • Red Powerball: 21

While no ticket matched all 6 numbers to win the jackpot, there were some smaller prize winners:

Prize Matching Tickets Winners Odds

$2 million 5 white balls 0 1 in 11,688,054
$1 million 5 white balls 3 1 in 11,688,054
$50,000 4 white balls + PB 15 1 in 913,129
$100 3 white balls 228 1 in 579
$100 3 white balls + PB 54 1 in 701
$7 2 white balls + PB 953 1 in 92
$7 1 white ball + PB 10,350 1 in 38
$4 PB only 34,380 1 in 61

So while the huge jackpot went unclaimed, over 45,000 winning tickets were sold at other prize levels. Players can check their tickets at state lottery offices or on the Powerball website.

Powerball Odds and Probabilities

The odds of winning any Powerball prize are about 1 in 25. The odds for the different prizes are:

Prize Odds
Jackpot 1 in 292,201,338
Match 5 + 0 PB 1 in 11,688,053
Match 4 + PB 1 in 913,129
Match 4 + 0 PB 1 in 36,525
Match 3 + PB 1 in 14,494
Match 3 + 0 PB 1 in 579
Match 2 + PB 1 in 701
Match 1 + PB 1 in 91
Match 0 + PB 1 in 38

Based on the odds, a player’s chances of winning the minimum $4 prize for matching just the Powerball are about 1 in 61. A player’s odds of winning the jackpot are incredibly small at just 1 in 292 million. But one of the appeals of Powerball is the dream of hitting it big with a life-changing jackpot, even though the chances are very slim.

How the Jackpot Keeps Growing

When the Powerball jackpot is not awarded, a portion of the prize money from ticket sales rolls over into the next jackpot. This causes the potential jackpot to keep increasing after each drawing without a winner.

Here is how the continued rollovers make the jackpot grow:

  • Starting jackpot is $40 million minimum
  • If no winner, an estimated $10 million is added from ticket sales
  • Jackpot increases to $50 million for the next drawing
  • Still no winner, another $10+ million rolls over
  • Jackpot climbs to $60+ million for the 3rd drawing
  • This pattern repeats until someone finally wins
  • Jackpots can keep growing into the hundreds of millions

The more drawings that pass without anyone winning the jackpot, the larger the top prize grows. This parlay effect creates huge jackpots from the gradual rollover of funds. For example, October’s estimated $420 million jackpot is the result of 29 consecutive drawings without a jackpot winner. The prize money has accumulated for over 3 months, attracting more players chasing the big pot.

Taxes on Powerball Jackpot Winnings

Both the cash value and annuity Powerball prizes are subject to taxes. In the U.S., lottery winnings are taxed at the highest federal tax rate, currently 37% for the top tax bracket. State taxes may also apply, depending on where the winning ticket was purchased and claimed.

For a $420 million Powerball jackpot, here is an estimate of taxes withheld:

  • Annuity option: All payments reduced by 37% federal tax and possibly state tax
  • Cash option: Immediate payment of around $200 million after roughly 37% withholding

Winners are responsible for any additional taxes when filing returns. Many winners opt for the cash payout to receive a lump sum immediately, even though the advertised jackpot is higher. Financial advisors often recommend this approach. Winners should consult tax professionals to minimize tax burdens.

Unclaimed Powerball Prizes

For various reasons, not all Powerball prizes get claimed. Lottery rules give players a limited time to come forward with a winning ticket and claim their prize. Deadlines range from 90 days to 1 year from the date of the drawing, depending on jurisdiction.

According to Powerball, here are some common reasons prizes go unclaimed:

  • Players forget to check tickets or misplace them
  • Players are unaware a ticket is a winner
  • Tickets get destroyed accidentally
  • Winners miss claiming deadlines

Over $100 million in Powerball prizes have gone unclaimed over the years. The lotteries distribute unclaimed funds in various ways depending on local laws. For example, transferring to other lottery games or educational programs.

Players should sign tickets after purchase and keep them very safe in case they win. It’s also a good idea to join lotteries’ players clubs for winner alerts and updates.

Notable Powerball Jackpots

Here are some of the most notable Powerball jackpots awarded:

  • January 2016 – $1.586 billion shared by 3 tickets
  • August 2017 – $758.7 million won by 1 ticket
  • January 2016 – $730 million won by 1 ticket
  • March 2019 – $768.4 million shared by 3 tickets
  • January 2021 – $731.1 million won by 1 ticket

The current jackpot of $420 million ranks among the top 10 Powerball jackpots ever. If no one wins this Saturday, the prize could easily climb into the top 5 next week.

Strategies for Playing Powerball

While Powerball winners are drawn randomly, many players use strategies and systems when selecting numbers. Here are some approaches:

  • Pick family birthdays – Uses sentimental numbers from loved ones’ birth dates
  • Quick Pick – Lets the lottery terminal randomly assign numbers
  • Most frequent numbers – Plays combinations using digits that are drawn most often
  • Least frequent numbers – Tries unpopular numbers that are rarely picked
  • Hot and cold numbers – Mixes frequently drawn and infrequent digits

Ultimately, every number combination has an equal chance of winning. But playing with certain numbers can make the experience more meaningful to players.

Buying Powerball Tickets

Powerball tickets can only be purchased from authorized retailers located in participating states. Tickets cannot be bought over the internet. Here are some tips for buying:

  • Locate an authorized lottery retailer
  • Pay $2 per ticket
  • Select 5 different white ball numbers from 1-69
  • Select 1 red Powerball number from 1-26
  • Can play multiple tickets with different number sets
  • Check carefully for accuracy before leaving store
  • Sign name on the back of ticket
  • Store ticket securely until drawing

It’s advisable to buy tickets early to avoid lines. Tickets must be purchased before cutoff times on day of drawing to be eligible. Powerball tickets also make great gifts for lottery players.

Changes to Powerball

Powerball has undergone some rule and format changes over the years. These changes alter the probabilities and payouts.

Major changes include:

  • 1992 – Power Play option added
  • 1997 – Increased number pool from 49 to 59
  • 2012 – Format changed to 5/69 + 1/26
  • 2015 – Multiplied non-jackpot prizes
  • 2021 – Added Monday night drawings

The current 5/69 and 1/26 matrix makes the odds of winning the jackpot 1 in 292 million. Overall odds to win any prize are now 1 in 24.9. Prizes were doubled in 2015 by Power Play.

Playing Powerball Responsibly

Playing the lottery is meant to be fun entertainment. But for some, it can turn into an unhealthy obsession. The odds of winning are extremely low. Players should be responsible by setting budgets and keeping realistic expectations. Here are tips:

  • Only spend discretionary income, not bill or food money
  • Set a budget for lottery tickets, such as $25 per month
  • Never borrow money to play
  • Understand the very slim odds of winning
  • Play for fun, not as a way to make money
  • Balance lottery with other hobbies and interests
  • Don’t obsess over the jackpot amount
  • Never chase losses with more playing

Talk to a doctor if lottery habits become unhealthy. Many resources exist for helping problem gambling issues before they spiral out of control.

Potential Changes to Powerball

The Multi-State Lottery Association oversees Powerball and regularly reviews the game for possible changes. Future changes could include:

  • Higher ticket prices – From $2 up to $3 or $5 per play
  • New add-on features – Similar to Power Play
  • Bigger number pools – Increase beyond current 69 white balls
  • Improved jackpot odds – Currently 1 in 292 million
  • Jackpot cap – Cuts off growth at $1 billion or so

By adjusting Powerball’s design, the administrators try to keep the game fresh and exciting. Any changes would be announced well ahead of time to notify players. Significant changes require approval by the state lottery jurisdictions.

Powerball Revenue and Profits

Powerball generates significant revenue for the participating state lotteries. Here is how the income is distributed:

  • 50% goes towards the jackpot prize pool
  • Up to 5% goes to retailer commissions
  • Up to 10% goes towards operating expenses
  • Remainder goes to each state’s education programs

The lotteries earmark their Powerball profits for educational enhancements and scholarships. Since 1992, the game has produced over $25 billion for such good causes according to the Multi-State Lottery Association.

Higher jackpots tend to result in more ticket purchases, so the lotteries benefit from big growing prizes. A Powerball jackpot over $500 million can easily generate over $50 million in ticket sales for a single drawing.


In summary, the Powerball drawing on October 11, 2023 did not produce a jackpot winner. This caused the top prize to roll over and increase to an estimated $420 million for the next drawing on October 14. While the odds of winning the jackpot are incredibly slim at 1 in 292 million, thousands of smaller prizes were awarded. Powerball jackpots grow to huge amounts when no one wins for many consecutive drawings. Players should always play responsibly and within their budgets. Powerball aims to be entertaining for players while generating funds for public education programs.