Who won Powerball jackpot 2022? Winner bags record $2.04 billion
This is now the world’s largest lottery prize ever being offered, as stated by a press release from Powerball
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Powerball jackpot 2022 has recorded a whopping single ticket that reached $2.04 billion which is the biggest drawing ever in its history. The California Lottery has revealed that the winning ticket was sold at Joe’s Service Center in Altadena, Los Angeles County, California. The winning numbers this year were announced as 10, 33, 41, 47, 56, and Powerball of 10.
The record shows that the ticket was valued at $1.9 billion on Monday, November 7, but soon escalated to $2.04 billion by Tuesday morning, November, 8. This is now the world’s largest lottery prize ever being offered, as stated by a press release from Powerball. The cash value, which is $997.6 million was earlier delayed by 10 hours as Powerball updated on Monday night, "[it] has been delayed due to a participating lottery needing extra time to complete the required security protocols."
It added, "Powerball has strict security requirements that must be met by all 48 lotteries before a drawing can occur. When the required security protocols are complete, the drawing will be performed under the supervision of lottery security officials and independent auditors."
The hike in the jackpot value is primarily due to game sales and interest, but as per Powerball, the chances of winning the big prize remain "1 in 292.2 million." The officials also announced that 22 people bagged $1 million for matching all five numbers without the Powerball, and a single ticket won $2 million in Florida State for hitting all five white balls with the 2x multiplier, reports Yahoo! sports. Monday's Powerball drawing was 41st since the last jackpot was won on August 3, which equaled the game record for the number of consecutive drawings without a grand prize winner, updated Powerball.
It further shared that though there was no jackpot winner, over 10.9 million tickets won cash prizes reaching $102.2 million in total until the most recent drawings on Saturday night, November 5. The lottery body said the jackpot winner can opt for either an immediate cash lump sum amount or choose annual payments in 30 installments over the course of 29 years. Powerball said that the tickets cost $2 and are sold in 45 US states, including Washington DC, the US Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico.
Powerball drawings are live broadcasted every Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday at 10.59 pm ET from Florida Lottery draw studio in Tallahassee and can be live-streamed online at their official website, Powerball.com too.