On Wednesday, 5th January 2022, two lucky players matched all six numbers in the Powerball drawing. Because of the strong sale of tickets, the jackpot reached a high of $632.6 million! This jackpot is the 7th largest there has ever been in the history of Powerball.
The jackpot will be split between the two winners, meaning they will be winners of $316.2 million ($225.1 million cash). The winning numbers were white balls 6, 14, 25, 33, and 46, and the Powerball number was 17. Because there are nine ways to win and so many tickets sold, lotteries urge players to check their tickets. Over 3 million players purchased winning tickets in Wednesday’s draw alone and took home cash prizes between $4 to £2 million! These big prizes include twelve Match 5 tickets worth over $1 million and two Match 5 + Power Play tickets worth $2 million.
The last Powerball jackpot won was back in October 2021 when a player from California had the only winning ticket to a $699.8 million prize. In the history of Powerball, this was the 5th largest Powerball jackpot. The largest jackpot ever was held by Powerball, with a jackpot of $1.586 billion. This jackpot was was shared between players in California, Florida, and Tennessee.
Powerball tickets are only £2, and tickets are sold in 45 states, including Puerto Rico, Colombia, and United States. Powerball drawings are broadcast every Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday at 10:59 pm ET. If you’re wondering how likely you are to win a prize when playing Powerball, the odds are 1 in 24.9. However, the odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 292.2 million.
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