WASHINGTON, D.C.— Powerball is gaining momentum, again! Fresh off a record-setting $2.04 billion Powerball jackpot that hit less than three months ago, the Powerball jackpot for the Jan. 28 drawing is estimated to be $572 million ($308.9 million cash).

It was also just thirteen days ago that a ticket sold in Maine hit the $1.3 billion Mega Millions jackpot.

Here’s everything you need to know about this latest jackpot:

  • Saturday night’s Powerball drawing will be the 30th drawing in this run.
  • Powerball was last hit on Nov. 19, 2022, by a ticket in Kansas that won a jackpot worth $92.9 million.
  • D.C. is winning; DC Lottery has had $1.38 million in Powerball sales and $167,630 in total prizes won in this two-month Powerball jackpot run alone. 
  • Powerball tickets can be purchased at all DC Lottery retail locations and online. Powerball tickets are $2 per play. For $1 more, players can add Power Play for an opportunity to increase their winnings.

The deadline to buy tickets for the next Powerball drawing is on Jan. 28 at 9:45 p.m. ET. The drawing is scheduled to occur at 10:59 p.m. ET.


The DC Lottery generates revenue for the District of Columbia through the sale of innovative lottery and sports wagering products while providing gaming regulation and oversight. 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 of Columba, commissioned more than $473 million to Lottery retailers, and has helped local nonprofits raise more than $135 million in support of charitable causes.