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Powerball jackpot on verge of record as it reaches $1.5 billion

by Nov 3, 2022Local News

The Powerball jackpot could be record-setting for its next drawing after no tickets matched the winning numbers from the Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2022, drawing for a $1.248 billion prize.

The jackpot is now estimated to be $1.5 billion for the Saturday, Nov. 5 drawing, but most likely will be higher by time the winning numbers are selected.

The largest lottery jackpot in U.S. history was a 2016 Powerball prize of $1.586 billion, which was shared by winners in California, Florida and Tennessee. The second-largest jackpot was a $1.537 billion Mega Millions prize on Oct. 23, 2018. A single winning ticket was sold in South Carolina.

The winning numbers from Wednesday are 2-11-22-35-60 Powerball 23 Power Play 2x.

There were tickets sold in Arizona, Montana and New Jersey that matched five numbers with the Power Play. Each is worth $2 million. Tickets sold in Arizona, California, Colorado, Georgia, Maryland, Minnesota, North Carolina New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Texas and Virginia matched five numbers. Each is worth $1 million.

Unfortunately, tickets in Ohio came up empty on the bigger jackpots. The odds of winning the top jackpot with a $2 ticket are 1 in 292,201,338.

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