The Powerball prize this year has increased to an astounding $1.4 billion  driven by rising ticket sales as more players take part in the draw.

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Four lottery jackpots have now crossed the $1 billion barrier in 2023, including two Mega Millions and two Powerball jackpots.

Whoever wins can opt for a lump-sum payment of $643.7 million in cash, more than half a billion dollars, for the next drawing on Oct. 7.

The winning numbers for the Oct. 4, drawing, with a grand prize of $1.2 billion, were 9, 35, 54, 63, and 64.

"The Powerball jackpot was previously won on July 19 for $1.08 billion. Since then, there have been 32 consecutive drawings without a grand prize winner."

The Powerball number that sealed the win was 1, and the Power Play number was 2. These numbers would have made someone a millionaire.

Wednesday's Double Play drawing had the winning numbers 12, 30, 39, 64, 67, and Powerball 22.

Play Double Play in 14 states for extra cash, with a chance to win up to $10 million for $1 per play.