Arizona Ticket Hits $473.1 Million Powerball Jackpot
An Arizona Powerball player hit the $473.1 million jackpot (cash value $283.3 million) in the Wednesday, April 27 draw, the first time the top prize had been won since Valentine's Day.
The jackpot soared past previous estimates of $454 million on strong ticket sales as players went in search of their lottery dream. It had previously reached the $400 million milestone as Powerball celebrated its 30th birthday last week.
The lucky ticket was sold at a QuikTrip in the town of Gilbert in Maricopa County southeast of Phoenix, and matched all six numbers in the April 27 draw: white balls 11, 36, 61, 62, and 68 and the Powerball number, 4.
Arizona Lottery Executive Director Gregg Edgar offered his congratulations to the ticket-holder, who is the 14th Powerball winner in the state since the game's launch in 1994. “We are excited to celebrate this huge $473.1 million Powerball jackpot win for one very lucky Arizonan. This is the biggest ever jackpot won on a single ticket in our state, and it is a life-changing moment for this winner. It also means millions of dollars to our state’s economy, to this winner’s community, and to the vital programs and services funded by Arizona Lottery ticket sales.”
Under Arizona law, the deadline to claim a lottery win is 180 days from the winning draw date. Since 2019, winners of more than $100,000 are able to remain anonymous.
The winning ticket may be redeemed by mail, via the secure dropbox at the Lottery's Phoenix office, or by visiting a lottery office in Phoenix or Tucson.
Over 1.4 million Powerball tickets won payouts on Wednesday, including a ticket in Indiana that's worth $1 million after it matched the five white ball numbers. You can view all the payouts here.
So far, there have been three Powerball jackpot wins this year. On January 5, two tickets in California and Wisconsin both matched all six numbers and split a $632.6 million jackpot, the seventh-largest prize in Powerball history. The Wisconsin winners, Cliff and Tammy Webster, claimed $316.3 million a month later. And on February 14, a Connecticut player won $185.3 million.
Your next chance to win the jackpot is this Saturday, and the top prize has reset to its current $20 million starting level. Meanwhile, you can try your luck on Mega Millions, which has a $43 million top prize up for grabs on Friday. Tickets for both games are on sale now.
Published: Thursday, April 28, 2022
Updated: Thursday, April 28, 2022