The Powerball jackpot for July 27, 2022 was $145 million, and here are the winning numbers from Wednesday night’s draw.
- First five: 01-25-44-55-57
- Power ball: 26
- Power Play: 2x
Monday’s game saw one lucky jackpot winner, a ticket sold in Nebraska that took home second prize after correctly matching the first five white balls, and minus the red Powerball. Six cardholders chose the numbers on four white balls plus the Powerball, which won $50,000 each. Another 192 players matched the numbers on four white balls, but not the Powerball, and each won $100. A total of 568 people correctly guessed three white balls plus the Powerball, winning $100 each. And 12,936 players matched the numbers on three white balls, but not the Powerball, who won $7 each.
The Powerball jackpots won so far in 2022 are:
- 06/29/2022 – $20 million (Vermont)
- 4/27/2022 – $454 million (Arizona)
- 14/02/2022 – $183 million (Connecticut)
- 01/05/2022 – $630 million (California and Wisconsin)
The previous winning ticket for that was sold on 10/04/2021 in California for a jackpot worth $699 million. That was only the sixth and final Powerball jackpot won in the 2021 calendar year.
The six Powerball jackpots won in 2021 were:
- 10/04/2021 – $699 million (California)
- 06/05/2021 – $285.6 million (Florida)
- 03/27/2021 – $235 million (Florida)
- January 30, 2021 – $33 million (New Jersey)
- 23/01/2021 – $23 million (New Jersey)
- 01/20/2021 – $731 million (Maryland)
The previous winning ticket for that was sold in New York on September 16, 2020 for a jackpot worth $94 million. That was only the seventh and final Powerball jackpot won in the 2020 calendar year.
The seven Powerball jackpots won in 2020 were:
09/16/2020 – $94 million (New York)
08/12/2020 – $168.5 million (Florida)
06/10/2020 – $22 million (Wisconsin)
06/03/2020 – $136 million (West Virginia)
04/08/2020 – $190 million (New Jersey)
02/12/2020 – $70 million (Michigan)
29/01/2020 – $397 million (Florida)
Other winners — dating back to 2019 — included a $150 million ticket sold in California and an $80 million ticket sold in Michigan.
How to play Powerball
Powerball tickets, which cost $2 each, are sold in 45 states, Washington, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Ticket holders each select five numbers from one to 69 for the five white balls and one number from one to 26 for the Powerball. Players can multiply non-jackpot prizes by two, three, four, five or ten times by purchasing the Power Play option for an additional $1 per game. Draws take place every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday from the Florida Lottery drawing studio in Tallahassee.
“There are nine ways to win a prize in Powerball. All prizes are fixed amounts of money, except for the top prize. In California, payout amounts are pari-mutuel and determined by sales and number of winners,” explains the Powerball website . The value of the Powerball jackpot continues to grow until it is won. “The prize value of Match 5 + Power Play is always $2 million, while the 10X multiplier is only in play when the advertised jackpot is $150 million or less,” the website says. Jackpot winners can receive their prize in the form of an annuity or a lump sum. For those who choose the annuity option, the winner is guaranteed to receive 30 tiered payments over 29 years. Annual payments increase by 5 percent until the 30th and final payment, the website notes.
What are the chances of winning?
The total odds of winning a prize are one in 24.9 and the winning odds are the same in every Powerball draw, according to the Powerball website. “Even if more tickets are sold in a given draw, your chances of winning a prize are the same,” the website says.