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April 1, 2024

Powerball Jackpot Raised to $1 Billion
Saturday's Powerball drawing includes $150,000 wins in Wautoma and Lancaster plus a $50,000 win in Fitchburg


Madison, Wis. -- This morning, the estimated Powerball jackpot for tonight's drawing was raised to $1 billion. The prize ranks as Powerball’s fifth-largest jackpot ever.

While no one in Wisconsin won the Powerball jackpot over the weekend, three big Powerball wins took place following the Saturday, March 30, 2024, drawing.

Winning $150,000 Powerball tickets were sold at Family Fil on W7711 State Rd. 21 in Wautoma and at Kwik Trip on 939 N. Madison St. in Lancaster. Both plays added the $1 Power Play to their tickets turning $50,000 wins into $150,000 because of the 3X multiplier.

In addition to the $150,000 winners, a winning $50,000 Powerball ticket was sold at Town and Country Mart on 2050 Hwy MM in Fitchburg.

The winning $150,000 and $50,000 tickets matched four of five numbers (12-13-33-50-52) plus the Powerball (23).

Big Powerball wins in Wisconsin have been frequent in 2024. Following Saturday's winners, 14 winning tickets of $50,000 or more have been sold this year in the Badger State, including seven winning tickets in March.

The Powerball jackpot has been inching closer and closer to a billion since the beginning of the year. The jackpot was last hit on New Year’s Day in Michigan by a ticket that won an $842.4 million jackpot.

Tonight's drawing will be the 39th drawing in the jackpot run. Powerball’s longest stretch without a jackpot winner is 41 consecutive drawings, which has happened twice before:

o Nov. 7, 2022 - $2.04 billion Powerball jackpot
o Oct. 4, 2021 - $699.8 million Powerball jackpot

Players have 180 days from the draw date to claim their winnings. Information on how to claim a prize is available at wilottery.com/winners/claim-prize. Players can also check their tickets using the Wisconsin Lottery mobile app, available on the App Store or Google Play.

Wisconsin Lottery retailers who sell winning tickets over $599 receive a two percent Retailer Performance Winning Ticket Incentive, up to $100,000.

Powerball drawings are Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday at 9:59 p.m. Tickets must be purchased before 9 p.m. to be included in a drawing. Powerball tickets are $2 per play, with the option to buy the Power Play feature for $1.

The odds of winning a $50,000 Powerball prize are 1:913,130. For the $1 Power Play add-on option, the odds of a 3X multiplier being drawn on Saturday night were 1:3.3. Power Play does not apply to the jackpot.

The odds of winning the Powerball jackpot are 1:292,201,338.


The Wisconsin Lottery enriches communities statewide by giving back 93 percent of its revenue to winners, retailers, and Wisconsin homeowners. Since 1988, the Wisconsin Lottery has generated:

  • More than $19.1 billion in total revenue
  • Over $10.8 billion in prizes paid
  • More than $5.7 billion in funding for property tax credits to eligible Wisconsin homeowners.

For more about the Wisconsin Lottery, visit wilottery.com. Follow the Wisconsin Lottery on Facebook (/wilottery), Instagram (@wilottery), Twitter (@wilottery), and YouTube (/wilottery).