The Powerball Jackpot Hits $1.5 Billion


The Powerball lottery draw was conducted on Wednesday, November 2nd, 2022 and it had a jackpot of $1.2 billion that had a cash value of $596.7 million.

Jackpot climbs

The winning numbers drawn in the Powerball lottery on Wednesday night were 02, 11, 22, 35 and 60, while 23 was the Powerball number and 2X was the Power Play.

Unfortunately, there was no one who was able to land the big prize in Wednesday’s Powerball lottery draw, which means it is now going to roll over.

The next Powerball Lottery draw is now scheduled to occur on Saturday, November 5th, 2022 and the jackpot will now climb to a whopping $1.5 billion.

The jackpot for Saturday night’s drawing will have a cash option of $745.9 million and it will be the second-largest prize in the history of the Powerball lottery.

The largest jackpot paid out in the Powerball lottery game is $1.586 billion that was won in 2016 on January 13th.

Overnight millionaires

While there may not have been any winners for the huge jackpot in Wednesday night’s Powerball lottery drawing, there were players who did manage to become millionaires overnight.

A total of 16 players in the Powerball draw could hit the Match 5, which let these players win a prize of $1 million each.

In addition, 3 lucky players not only won the Match 5, but also opted to go for the option of Power Play with their ticket. This allowed them to double their prize to $2 million each.

The three lucky players hailed from New Jersey, Montana and Arkansas.

Other prizes

Meanwhile, there were also 189 players who were lucky enough to hit the Match 4 as well as the number of Powerball, which allowed them to win $50,000 each.

There were another 49 players who hit the Match 4, the Powerball number. They also chose to go for the option of Power Play, so they vould double their winnings to $100,000 each.

Wednesday night’s drawing of the Powerball lottery saw a total of 7.2 million tickets win prizes at every level, which were worth $74.9 million.

The drawing on Saturday night of the Powerball lottery would be the 40th one conducted after the last jackpot had been claimed on August 3rd by a player in Pennsylvania.

If Saturday night’s drawing does not have a jackpot winner, then it would tie the Powerball record of the highest number of drawing consecutively without a grand prize winner.

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