First winning Powerball lottery numbers of the year drawn as jackpot topped $842.4M

Winning numbers for Monday night’s Powerball drawing were: 12, 21, 42, 44, 49 and a Powerball of 1

Monday’s Powerball jackpot is worth $842.4 million and there is one lucky winner in Michigan. 

The winning numbers for the first Powerball drawing of the new year were: 12, 21, 42, 44, 49 and a Powerball of 1.

Final ticket sales pushed the jackpot beyond its earlier estimate of $810 million to $842.4 million, according to This was also the first time a Powerball jackpot has been won on New Year’s Day since the game’s start in 1992.

"What an incredible beginning to the New Year for Powerball!" said Drew Svitko, Powerball Product Group Chair and Pennsylvania Lottery Executive Director. "In addition to our big jackpot winner, there are hundreds of good causes supported by U.S. lotteries that will receive further funding from this jackpot run. Thank you to our players for making this possible! Happy New Year!"


Forms to pick numbers for Powerball are on display in a store.  (Joe Raedle/Getty Images / Getty Images)
The pot was ranked as the fifth-largest Powerball jackpot and 10th-largest U.S. lottery jackpot in history, according to the Multi-State Lottery Association. However, the odds of winning it were as slim as ever, about 1 in 292.2 million.

The winner will have the option of taking an annuitized prize worth an estimated $842.4 million or a lump cash payment estimated at $425.2million, both of which will have taxes deducted.  

With the annuity option, players will get one immediate payment followed by 29 annual payments that increase by 5% each year, lottery officials said. 

Powerball ticket getting sold
A customer purchases a Powerball lottery ticket at the Brew Market & Cafe on October 10, 2023 in Austin, Texas. (Brandon Bell/Getty Images / Getty Images)

The last Powerball jackpot was won on Oct. 11 in California. The ticket holder won a $1.765 billion grand prize. Ever since, there have been 34 consecutive drawings without winners. 
Here are the top 10 largest Powerball jackpots: 

$2.04 billion: Nov. 7, 2022 – California
$1.765 billion: Oct. 11, 2023 – California
$1.586 billion: Jan. 13, 2016 – California, Florida, Tennessee
$1.08 billion: July 19, 2023 – California
$810 million (est.) – Jan. 1, 2024
$768.4 million: March 27, 2019 – Wisconsin
$758.7 million: Aug. 23, 2017 – Massachusetts
$754.6 million: Feb. 6, 2023 – Washington
$731.1 million: Jan. 20, 2021 – Maryland
$699.8 million: Oct. 4, 2021 – California

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