Another big Powerball drawing concluded on Monday with no jackpot winner, so tonight’s midweek drawing offers an even bigger prize. The jackpot for Aug. 17 is estimated at $66 million. If a winner tonight chooses to take the prize in a single lump sum payment, the cash value is $38.3 million before withholding.
Despite having no jackpot winner, one player did hit a major prize on Monday. One ticket sold in North Carolina matched the first five white balls, but not the red Powerball. That ticket is worth $1 million.
Check tonight’s winning Powerball numbers below, after the drawing at 11 p.m. ET.
Powerball winning numbers for Wednesday, August 17, 2022
Winning numbers: 23 – 28 – 41 – 50 – 55
First Millionaire of the Year promo starts August 30
Beginning Aug. 30, PA Lottery players can enter a special drawing for a chance to become a finalist in Powerball’s First Millionaire of the Year promotion. In previous years, players entered an online prize draw at the PA iLottery for a chance to win. We’ll report the details on this year’s contest when they become available.
Powerball recently announced that the First Millionaire of the Year event and drawing will take place in person this year, after two years of hosting the event virtually because of COVID-19. The drawing takes place live on TV during New Year’s Rockin’ Eve With Ryan Seacrest. Five finalists are drawn from a pool of semi-finalists from participating states. The finalists will receive a prize package that includes a visit to New York City for the event.
Last year’s First Millionaire of the Year winner happened to be a PA Lottery player from Chester County, who enjoyed an at-home party package and other prizes, in addition to hitting the $1 million prize on New Year’s day.
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