Lottery excitement was off the charts nationwide over the weekend, fueled by both of the big jackpot games offering amazing prizes. The fun continues tonight, with the Powerball jackpot up to an estimated $187 million. The value of the cash option for tonight’s prize is $110.6 million, before withholding.
Saturday’s Powerball drawing awarded many prizes across the country, including a couple big winners right here in Pennsylvania. The biggest winner, though, was a player in Delaware who won $1 million. A ticket sold in that state matched the first five white balls drawn, missing only the red Powerball. The odds of winning that prize are about 1 in 12,000,000.
Check the Powerball winning numbers below, after the drawing at 11 p.m. ET.
Powerball winning numbers for Monday, August 1, 2022
Winning numbers: 15 – 21 – 31 – 36 – 65
PA Lottery players get lucky over the weekend
A couple Powerball players in PA came within one number of winning it all on Saturday. Two separate players matched four of the five white balls, in addition to the red Powerball, to win $150,000 each. Luckily, both players chose to spend the extra $1 for the Power Play option on their tickets. Without Power Play, their prizes would have been $50,000.
The PA winners hail from Lackawanna and Philadelphia counties. The Lackawanna ticket was sold in Taylor at Fast Lane Mart, at 215-217 South Main St. The Philadelphia ticket was sold in Andorra at Posh Fuel and Food, located at 8901 Ridge Ave. Both PA Lottery retailers earned a $500 bonus for selling the winning tickets.
Winners aren’t known until they claim their prizes and have their tickets validated by lottery officials. Always check your tickets. If you have a winner, the PA Lottery reminds you to sign the back of your ticket immediately.
Buy PA Lottery tickets online for automatic notifications
One benefit of buying tickets online is that you’re automatically notified when you win a prize. Most prizes are paid electronically, as well, directly to your account. You can withdraw your winnings using a variety of methods.
Powerball and Mega Millions tickets can be purchased online at the PA iLottery, along with many other PA Lottery draw games. Try the online instant-win games on a computer, or via the PA Lottery mobile app.
New users get a $20 free play bonus added to their account upon sign up, and a deposit match bonus up to $500.