Billion Dollar Powerball Jackpot Delivers $54.9 Million Dividend to New York

July 21, 2023 | Lottery Sales

New York’s Lottery sales for run generate $46.9 million in aid to education; $8 million in commissions for New York retailers

(July 20, 2023) — The most recent Powerball run ended on July 19, with a winning ticket for the $1.08 billion jackpot sold in California. The three-month runup to the jackpot win again proved to be an economic benefit for New York, generating more than $54.9 million combined for New York public schools and Lottery retailers.

The Powerball jackpot began rolling to the billion-dollar prize on April 22, resulting in 39 drawings until a winning ticket was drawn on July 19.  In New York State Powerball ticket sales totaled $134 million during the run. All of New York Lottery’s profits from sales are constitutionally dedicated to New York’s K-12 public schools, totaling $46.9 million. Commissions on Powerball sales paid to retailers across the state totaled $8 million.

The prize is the third-largest jackpot ever for Powerball. The most recent billion-dollar win was a record jackpot of $2.040 billion, which was won by a California man in November of 2022. New York’s largest Powerball jackpot of $343.8 million was won in 2018.

“The New York Lottery continues to provide entertainment for millions of responsible New Yorkers and delivers important revenue for public schools and small businesses in New York state,” said New York State Gaming Commission Chairman Brian O’Dwyer. “The Gaming Commission remains committed to supporting the Lottery’s mission of generating revenue for schools.”

Multiple New Yorkers won prizes during the Powerball roll up between April and July 19:

  • Seven $1 million second prize winners
  • One Powerplay winner of $250,000
  • One Powerplay winner of $200,000
  • Two Powerplay winners of $150,000
  • Six Powerplay winners of $100,000
  • 67 $50,000 third prize winners

The New York Lottery continues to be North America’s largest and most profitable Lottery, contributing $3.685 billion in Lottery Aid to Education for FY2022-2023 to help support education in New York State.

The New York Lottery is committed to providing players with a range of fun, entertaining games in a socially responsible manner. Those seeking help can visit or call New York State’s confidential HOPEline at 1-877-8-HOPENY (1-877-846-7369) or text HOPENY (467369). Standard text rates may apply.

SOURCE: The New York Lottery.

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