Wednesday Powerball Jackpot Hits $630 Million
If you'd like to start off the new year $630 million better off (and who wouldn't?), then make sure to pick up some Powerball tickets for tonight's draw, where you have the chance to win the seventh-biggest jackpot in the lottery's history.
Tonight is only the second Powerball draw of the year, but the game has started 2022 off with a bang. Lottery officials say that rising ticket sales have exceeded predictions to drive the jackpot to incredible heights as players go on the hunt for overnight life-changing wealth.
The next chance to take home the top prize is today, Wednesday, January 5, when the winning numbers will be drawn at 10:59 pm ET at Florida Lottery headquarters in Tallahassee. The grand prize has a cash option of $448.4 million.
There have been 39 rollovers in this jackpot run so far, after the $699.8 million top prize was last won on October 4 with a single Quick Pick ticket purchased in Morro Bay, California. Scott Godfrey claimed the win last month, announcing he would use the money to fund a charitable foundation.
While we've been waiting to see who will be the next big winner, have some fun by checking out the biggest Powerball prizes of all time - including the world's largest lottery jackpot!
One prize that has already been hit is the Powerball First Millionaire of the Year. Honey Brook, Pennsylvania resident Brian Mineweaser was randomly chosen from five finalists to win $1 million. The third annual promotional draw was held live on the Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve TV broadcast just after the ball dropped on January 1.
Mega Millions Climbs to $278 Million
Following tonight's Powerball draw, the next chance to become a multimillionaire this week is Friday, January 7, with a $278 million Mega Millions jackpot up for grabs.
Did you know that even if you don't live in a country that offers Powerball or Mega Millions, you likely still have the option to play online? Tickets for both lotteries are available now.Published: Wednesday, January 5, 2022
Updated: Wednesday, January 5, 2022