Powerball winning numbers drop for November 2 lottery jackpot worth an estimated $1.2 BILLION!

The largest prize in Powerball history has been the $1.5 billion jackpot back in January 2016

Powerball winning numbers drop for November 2 lottery jackpot worth an estimated $1.2 BILLION!
Powerball tickets can be bought in 45 states (William Thomas Cain/Getty Images)
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The Powerball jackpot, that grows until it is won, has now reached its second largest value in the history of the game. As of November 2, 2022, the lottery's worth is estimated to have surpassed $1.2 billion, making it the fourth-largest lottery prize of all time in the US. 

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According to an article by the Indy Star, winning numbers for Wednesday night's drawing on November 2 have finally been announced. They are 2, 11, 22, 35, 60, and the Powerball is 23. Meanwhile, the Power Play was 2X. How do you know if you are the lottery winner? Read on to know more. 

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Powerball and Mega Millions lottery tickets are displayed on January 3, 2018 in San Anselmo, California. The Powerball jackpot and Mega Millions jackpots are both over $400 million at the same time for the first time. The Mega Millions $418 million jackpot would be the fourth largest and the $460 million Powerball jackpot would be the seventh largest in the game's history.
Powerball and Mega Millions lottery tickets (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

In order to win a prize, a person only needs to match one number in Powerball. However, this number should be the Powerball one, not the others and is worth $4. In case somebody gets two numbers on Powerball, they won't mean anything unless one of the numbers is the Powerball number. A ticket that matches one out of the five numbers and the Powerball is also worth $4. A new add-on featured called Double Play gives players (only in specific jurisdictions) one more chance to match their Powerball numbers in a separate drawing. Here, the top cash prize is $10 million. 

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Powerball drawings are held three times a week, on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays. The drawings occur usually around 10.59 pm (ET). Tickets can be bought in 45 states, Washington DC, Puerto Rico as well as the US Virgin Islands. Double Play is available in only 13 jurisdictions. The deadline for buying the Powerball tickets will vary from place to place and is different under each jurisdiction. You are advised to get in touch with your local lottery office to know the details for the same. In fact, Powerball tickets can also be puchased over the internet, but it is again, subject to each jurisdiction. 

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Winners of the Powerball jackpot have the option to receive their prizes as an annuity, paid in 30 graduated payments over 29 years, or a lump sum payment according to Powerball.com. Notably, both advertized prize options are subject to federal and jurisdictional taxes. The list of Powerball jackpot winners of 2022, according to the data on the official site is:
$632.6 million — Jan. 5; California, Wisconsin.
$185.3 million — Feb. 14; Connecticut.
$473.1 million — April 27; Arizona.
$366.7 million — June 29; Vermont.
$206.9 million — Aug. 3; Pennsylvania.

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