The Powerball jackpot for July 27, 2022 was $145 million, and here are the winning numbers from Wednesday night’s draw.
- Top five: 01-25-44-55-57
- Powerball: 26
- Power play: 2x
Monday’s game saw a lucky jackpot winner, a ticket sold in Nebraska who won second prize after correctly matching the first five white balls, minus the red Powerball. Six ticket holders chose the numbers on four white balls plus the Powerball, for which each won $50,000. 192 other players matched the numbers on four white balls but not on the Powerball, each of them winning $100. A total of 568 people correctly guessed three white balls plus the Powerball, each winning $100. And 12,936 players matched the numbers on three white balls but not the Powerball, each of them winning $7.
The Powerball jackpots that have been won so far in 2022 are:
- 06/29/2022 – $20 million (Vermont)
- 04/27/2022 – $454 million (Arizona)
- 2/14/2022 – $183 million (Connecticut)
- 01/05/2022 – $630 million (California and Wisconsin)
The previous winning ticket was sold in California on 04/10/2021 for a jackpot worth $699 million. This was only the sixth and final Powerball jackpot won in the 2021 calendar year.
The six Powerball jackpots won in 2021 were:
- 04/10/2021 – $699 million (California)
- 06/05/2021 – $285.6 million (Florida)
- 03/27/2021 – $235 million (Florida)
- 01/30/2021 – $33 million (New Jersey)
- 01/23/2021 – $23 million (New Jersey)
- 01/20/2021 – $731 million (Maryland)
The previous winning ticket was sold in New York on 09/16/2020 for a jackpot worth $94 million. It 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)
03/06/2020 – $136 million (West Virginia)
08/04/2020 – $190 million (New Jersey)
02/12/2020 – $70 million (Michigan)
01/29/2020 – $397 million (Florida)
The other winners — dating back to 2019 — were a $150 million ticket sold in California and an $80 million ticket sold in Michigan.
How to Play Powerball
Powerball tickets, which cost $2 per game, are sold in 45 states, Washington, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the US 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 10 times by purchasing the Power Play option for an additional $1 per play. the Florida Lottery in Tallahassee.
“There are nine ways to win a prize in Powerball. All prizes are fixed cash amounts, with the exception of the Grand Prize. In California, prize amounts are pari-mutuel and determined by sales and the number of winners,” explains the Powerball website. The value of the Powerball jackpot continues to grow until it is won. “The Match 5 + Power Play prize value is always $2 million, while the 10X multiplier is only in play when the advertised jackpot is $150 million or less,” according to the website. Jackpot winners can receive their prize as an annuity or a lump sum payment. For those who choose the annuity option, the winner is guaranteed to receive 30 progressive payments over 29 years. Annual payments increase by 5% until the 30th and final payment, the website notes.
What are the odds of winning?
The overall odds of winning a prize are 1 in 24.9 and the odds of winning are the same in every Powerball drawing, according to the Powerball website. “Even if there are more tickets sold in a particular draw, your chances of winning a prize are the same,” the website says.