Powerball Jackpot Soars To $348 Million For April 18; America’s First Multi-State Jackpot Game Turns 30

Written By Staff on April 18, 2022 - Last Updated on April 19, 2022
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Tonight’s Powerball jackpot clocks in at a whopping $348 million for April 18. The lump sum cash value totals about $209 million before taxes if a winner tonight chooses to take the prize in a single payment instead of 30 graduated payments.

In the previous drawing on Saturday, there was no top prize winner, but one player in Illinois matched the first five white balls to win a total of $1 million.

So far this year, there have been three jackpot winners. The first two winners both hit the jackpot on the Jan. 5 drawing, and split the huge $632.6 million prize. The most recent jackpot win was on Feb. 14. The Grand Prize that time was $185 million.

Check the Powerball winning numbers below, after the drawing at 11:00 p.m.

PowerBall Winning Numbers for Monday, April 18, 2022

Winning numbers: 8 – 33 – 55 – 59 – 62

Powerball: 18

Multiplier: 2x

Three decades of winners and public benefits

Powerball ticket sales launched on April 19, 1992, meaning the first multi-state draw game turns 30 years old this week.

In addition to the 393 jackpot-winning tickets sold, among other prize payouts, Powerball sales have benefited various public services and programs in every sales jurisdiction, to the tune of $27 billion over the years.

In a press release, Powerball Product Group Chair, May Sheve Reardon, boasted, “Every Powerball ticket purchased has raised money to benefit good causes supported by US lotteries such as education, veterans, senior citizens, and environmental conservation.”

Here in PA, lottery proceeds are used to provide important services and resources for older residents across the state. PA remains the only state lottery to benefit seniors directly.

Powerball crowned the biggest lottery winner ever, with the world record $1.586 billion jackpot prize won in Jan. 2016.

Many draw games are available online

Continue the tradition of excitement and contributing to the public good by playing Powerball, Mega Millions, or your favorite PA Lottery games online. The PA online lottery is currently offering a $20 free play bonus for new sign-ups. Once you’re in, enjoy the deposit match bonus up to $500.

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