$185.3 Million Powerball Jackpot Won in Connecticut

If you bought a Powerball ticket in Connecticut for the Valentine's Day draw, you may have scored a very sweet multimillion-dollar payday.

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The single ticket matched all five white ball numbers, 16, 25, 27, 49 and 55, and the red Powerball number, 17 in the Monday, February 14 drawing. Last night's Power Play was 3x.

The ticket, purchased in Cheshire at the One-Stop Convenience Store on South Main Street, was the sole winner of the jackpot. Cheshire is a town in New Haven County, located between Hartford and New Haven.

The other big winner on Monday night was a ticket in Michigan that scored the Match 5 $1 million second prize for matching all five white ball numbers.

There were over 378,000 winning tickets in last night’s draw. Powerball features a total of nine ways to win, so make sure to check your numbers and see if you’re due a payout!

The winner has 180 days from the date of the winning draw to claim. Per Lottery rules, the prize must be claimed in person at CT Lottery Headquarters in Rocky Hill. The normal claim hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM. The winner will need to bring two valid signed types of identification, one of which must be a photo ID.

We don't yet know who the winner is, but when they come forward they will not be able to stay anonymous. Under Connecticut state law, the following information is public: the winner's name, town of residence, claim date, the name of the game they played and the value of the prize won, as well as the name and location of the retailer who sold the ticket.

The winner will have a choice between being paid the annuitized full advertised jackpot in annual payments, one made after the claim and the rest spread over 29 years, or taking a lump sum cash value payment of the funds currently in the prize pool, $123.9 million.

Monday night's draw produced more than 378,000 Powerball winners nationwide. A ticket sold in Michigan hit the game's $1 million Match 5 second prize by matching the five white balls.

There's also another reason for Connecticut lottery fans to celebrate today - the lottery marks its Golden Anniversary. The state's first lottery ticket was sold 50 years ago, on February 15, 1972. The Vermont, New York, and New Jersey lotteries have previously attained the landmark birthday.

The Powerball top prize has been rolling since it was last won at $632.6 million on January 5, 2022 - the seventh-biggest jackpot in the game's history. The year's first top prize was split by two tickets sold in California and Wisconsin. The CA winner has not come forward yet, but the WINsconsin ticket-holders recently claimed their incredible prize.

Husband and wife Cliff and Tammy Webster of Oneida in Brown County said the win was "a wonderful blessing, and we are incredibly thankful and most appreciative of this opportunity." The couple chose to take the cash option of $225.1 million before taxes.

Upcoming Lottery Jackpots

The next chance to take home the Powerball jackpot is Wednesday, February 16. The current top prize stands at $20 million, with a $13.4 million cash option. There's also a third Powerball drawing this week on Saturday night to look forward to.

Lottery fans have a shot at scoring a $53 million Mega Millions jackpot with a $35.1 million cash value tonight, Tuesday, February 15.

Check out the Powerball smartpicks and Mega Millions smartpicks to get some inspiration for your numbers.

Tickets for both games are available now.

Published: Tuesday, February 15, 2022
Updated: Tuesday, February 15, 2022