WASHINGTON, D.C.—While our nation readies for its annual 4th of July holiday celebration, DC Lottery players anticipate fireworks of a different variety—capital fireworks and not those found on the National Mall. Tonight’s POWERBALL jackpot stands at an estimated $522 million (cash value est. $269.6 million). Tomorrow’s July 4, Mega Millions jackpot is an estimated $400 million (cash value est. $205 million). This explosive development holds a combined total of more than $900 million in potential winnings.   

Tonight’s POWERBALL game will be the 29th drawing since there has been a jackpot winner for this game. So far this year, the POWERBALL jackpot has been captured three times. The most recent was on April 19, 2023, for $252.6 million. That winning ticket was purchased in Ohio. On March 4, the winning ticket for the $162.6 million jackpot was sold in Virginia. And, on February 6, a player in Washington state snatched the record-setting $754.6 million top prize, the 5th largest jackpot in the game’s history and the 9th largest lottery prize awarded in the US.

In February of this year, the DC Lottery awarded a $100,000 POWERBALL prize. In March 2023, another lucky DC Lottery player scored $50,000 with DC POWERBALL. To date, the largest POWERBALL win in DC holds at $144 million. That winning ticket was sold in Southeast in 2009.

POWERBALL tickets are $2 per play. For $1 more, players can add Power Play for an opportunity to increase their winnings. POWERBALL tickets can be purchased at all DC Lottery retail locations and online. Drawings occur every Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday at 10:59 p.m. ET.

Proceeds from the sale of DC Lottery games are transferred to the District of Columbia’s General Fund in support of essential city services. Since its inception in 1982, the DC Lottery has transferred more than $2.3 billion to the city.

DC Lottery reminds players to please play responsibly and always sign the back of their tickets. Game tickets are bearer instruments. The signer is the presumed owner and designated winner.

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Since its inception in 1982, the DC Lottery has awarded more than $4.4 billion in prizes, transferred more than $2.3 billion to the District's General Fund which supports essential services in the District, and has helped local nonprofits raise more than $136 million in support of social causes.