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Powerball drawing for 11/05/22, Saturday’s jackpot is $1.6 billion

The Powerball jackpot on 5/22/2011 is $1.6 billion and the draw will take place tonight at 11pm ET. It is not only the largest jackpot in the history of the game, but also a world record for any lottery draw.

Bookmark and refresh this page to see if you have the winning numbers from Saturday night’s draw.

The Powerball jackpot rolled to $1 billion after last Saturday night’s draw produced no grand prize winners. The game has since had two more draws with no jackpot winner. It’s only the second time that Powerball has hit the $1 billion mark. The previous biggest jackpot prize of $1.586 billion was won on January 13, 2016.

“This Powerball game delivers exactly what our players want,” said Drew Svitko, executive director of the Pennsylvania Lottery. “We are witnessing history in the making with this $1.6 billion jackpot! What’s also exciting is that this run has already produced millions of winners, including nearly 100 players who have won prizes worth $1 million or more .”

The last Powerball jackpot was won in Pennsylvania and Svitko added that the game is a form of entertainment.

“There is a lot of anticipation and excitement leading up to Saturday’s draw,” Svitko noted. “We want to remind players that it only takes one ticket to win. Please play responsibly.”

Saturday night’s Powerball jackpot on 11/22/05 is worth $1.6 billion, with a cash option worth $782.4 million. The total jackpot may increase depending on the number of tickets sold across the country before the draw.

The winning numbers on Wednesday (11/02/22) for the $1.2 billion jackpot were: 11/22/35-60 with a Powerball of 23. The Power Play was 2x.

There was no grand prize winner on Wednesday, but a whopping 19 tickets were sold that matched the first five white balls, and minus the red Powerball, for the game’s second prize. Three of those tickets, sold in Arizona, Montana and New Jersey, are worth $2 million each since they bought the Power Play for an additional $1. The other 16 tickets are worth $1 million each. They were sold in Arizona, California (2), Colorado, Georgia (2), Maryland (2), Minnesota, North Carolina, New Jersey (2), New York, Oregon, Texas and Virginia.

In addition, an additional 49 tickets were sold nationwide that won at least $100,000, and a further 189 tickets that reached a profit of $50,000

A Powerball ticket sold in Texas in September 2019.
Scott McDonald/Newsweek

The last top prize winner was on 08/03/22 for a $202 million jackpot. That ticket was sold in Pennsylvania. The previous winner before that was 6/29/22 for a ticket sold in Vermont. The previous winner before that was 4/27/22 for a $473 million jackpot with a single ticket sold in Arizona. The last big price tag before that was sold on Feb 14, 22 for a jackpot of $183 million. That ticket was bought in Connecticut.

The previous top prize tag for that was won on 01/05/22 for a jackpot of $630 million. There were two winning raffle tickets – one each in California and Wisconsin – splitting the prize.

The previous Powerball grand prize winner for that was on Saturday, May 21, 06 for a jackpot of $286 million. That ticket was sold in Jacksonville, Florida, at a Circle K supermarket. The previous Powerball grand prize winner was 03/27/21 for a $238 million draw.

Powerball had three jackpot winners in four draws in early 2020. A ticket sold in Maryland hit the jackpot of $731.1 million on Wednesday 20/01/21. The game was reset to the $20 million minimum on Saturday 21/01/21, which was won, and then another jackpot was hit on 30/01/21.

Prior to the final four winners, the final winning Powerball ticket sold in Maryland for the $730 million jackpot on Wednesday, January 20, 2021. It was the fourth largest jackpot in the game’s history. The previous winning ticket was sold back on August 12, 2020 for a jackpot worth $169 million. That ticket was sold in Florida.

Normally the game would be reset to a minimum of $40 million, but the COVID-19 pandemic forced Powerball officials to halve the minimum jackpot, which started with the 04/11/20 jackpot.

The previous winning ticket was sold on June 10, 2020. The previous winning ticket was purchased in New Jersey for the 04/08/20 jackpot worth $190 million. The previous top prize won for that was $70 million in the 02/12/20 drawing with a ticket purchased in Michigan. The main prize winner for this was on 29/01/20. That ticket was sold at a 7-Eleven store in Bonita Springs, Florida, for the top prize of $394 million, which had a $274.6 million cash option.

The odds of winning the top prize jackpot are 1 in 292,201,338, regardless of the size of the jackpot, according to Powerball’s website.

Powerball is a multi-state lottery played every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday and one of America’s two biggest lottery jackpot games. Powerball jackpots start at $20 million and other prizes are paid out from $1 million to $2 million with a Power Play. Tickets are $2. You can check tonight’s numbers, or previous winning numbers, on the official Powerball website.

There are nine ways to win money during the Powerball. Just getting the Powerball with no other numbers will get you $4, and even more if the powerball is bought for an extra dollar. The same payout is for one ball plus the Powerball, and $7 is the payout for two correct numbers with the Powerball, or three correct numbers and no Powerball.

If all five white numbered balls are chosen, but the red Powerball is incorrect, the payout is $1 million, with an even higher payout if the power play is chosen.

The other multi-state lottery is Mega Millions, which is played on Tuesdays and Fridays. Like Powerball, the jackpot resets to $20 million after a jackpot is won, and a line of numbers is $2, with a $1 option to multiply their winnings by a Megaplier. Here is the Mega Millions website for more information or to check any previous numbers.

Saturday night we will post the Powerball 11/05/22 draw payouts and tell if there was a winner and where that winner came from, if so.

These are the top 10 Powerball jackpot prizes of all time

1. $1.6 billion (current jackpot)

2. $1.586 Billion (01/13/2016)
Winning tickets sold in California, Florida and Tennessee

3. $768.4 million (27-03-2019)
Single ticket sold in Wisconsin

4. $758.7 million (23-08-2017)
One way sold in Massachusetts

5. $730 million — (01/20/2021)
Single ticket sold in Maryland

6. $699.8 million (10/04/2021)
Single ticket sold in California

7. $687.8 million (27-10-2018)
Two winning tickets were drawn – one each in Iowa and New York

8. $630 million (01/05/2022)
Two winning tickets – one each in California and Wisconsin

9. $590.5 million (05/18/2013)
Single ticket sold in Florida

10. $587.5 million (28-11-2012)
Two winning tickets were drawn – one each in Missouri and Arizona

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