Powerball Jackpot Skyrockets to $195 Million March 28; What Happens To Unclaimed Prizes?

Written By Staff on March 28, 2022
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In just six weeks time since the last Powerball jackpot was hit on Valentine’s Day, the Grand Prize has skyrocketed to $195 million for the March 28 drawing. Jackpot winners can opt to take their winnings in one lump sum payment instead of annual payments. A potential winner tonight could opt for the cash value of $123.4 million before withholding. Not too shabby!

On Saturday night, the Powerball drawing produced a new millionaire in CO. A ticket sold there matched the first five white balls, but came short of matching that red Powerball. Fourteen players matched four of the five white balls plus the Powerball, to win the third-tier prize. Most of those winners will get the standard prize of $50,000. However, two of those players added the $1 Power Play option to their ticket when purchasing, thus tripling their winnings to $150,000.

After the 11:00 p.m. drawing, the Powerball winning numbers are posted below.

Powerball Winning Numbers for Monday, March 28, 2022

Winning numbers: 11 – 18 – 39 – 58 – 62

Powerball: 3

Multiplier: 2x

Did you know?

Though Powerball is a multi-state lottery game, available in 45 states in the US plus D.C., Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands, the sales and prizes in each location are administered by the Lottery local to each jurisdiction. For example, players claim their prizes in the jurisdiction where they purchased a winning ticket. In PA, you claim your prizes through the PA Lottery just like with any other lottery game played here.

Also in Pennsylvania, winners have up to one year to claim their winnings, but that’s not the case everywhere. In some jurisdictions, winners only have 90 days to claim their prize. So, what happens to those prizes that go unclaimed?

Unclaimed lower-tier prize money goes to the presiding lottery where the prize was won. They can use or distribute the money in accordance with the laws in that jurisdiction. If a Grand Prize were to go unclaimed, the money is split up among all the participating lottery jurisdictions in proportion to their sales during that jackpot draw run.

PA residents can play lottery online!

The PA Lottery has been online since 2018, and is packed with great features and online games for online lotto players. Of course, the main draw is the ability to purchase tickets for your favorite lottery games online.

There’s only one official PA Online Lottery site. Join now and take advantage of our exclusive offers of $20 in free play on the site, and a deposit match bonus of up to $500.

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