Texan Wins $1 Million as Powerball Jackpot Soars to $1.5 Billion
Guess where the winning $1.2 billion Powerball ticket was sold. The correct answer is nowhere. Yup, once again, no one matched all six numbers for this historic Powerball jackpot.
That means the jackpot continues to climb for the next drawing on Saturday, November 5. That jackpot will be worth an estimated annuitized $1.5 billion. The cash value will be worth an estimated $745.9 million.
The $1.5 billion dollar jackpot is the second largest in Powerball game history, but depending on ticket sales between now and the drawing time on Saturday, it could eclipse the record $1.586 billion grand prize that was drawn for on January 13, 2016.
“The current Powerball jackpot is quickly moving into record territory and Texas Lottery players are chomping at the bit for a chance to become Texas’ next billionaire,” said Gary Grief, executive director of the Texas Lottery.
Saturday's drawing will be the 40th in the current Powerball jackpot run since starting as an estimated annuitized $20 million for the August 6 drawing.
Although nobody won the grand prize jackpot, one ticket sold in Round Rock, Texas did match the five non-Powerball numbers. That lucky ticket holder is the winner of $1 million. He or she did not opt for the Power Play option and the opportunity to double that payout. The Powerball drawing on Monday produced two $1 million winners in Texas.
So far in 2022, 19 second-tier Powerball prizes of $1 million or larger have been sold to Texas Lottery players, including eight during the current jackpot run, with three of those occurring over the last two drawings.