A life-changing chunk of change is on the line tonight for eager Powerball players across the country. Seven full weeks have passed since a player in Arizona took home the last big Powerball prize. The Powerball jackpot for tonight, June 18, is estimated at $279 million. For a potential winner who wants to take the prize in a single payment, the cash value is $159.4 million before withholding.
Much like horseshoes and hand grenades, Powerball is a game that rewards you for coming close. You can win $1 million or more by matching the first five numbers, like one player in Texas did in the previous drawing. That ticket is worth the base prize of $1 million. If that ticket had the $1 Power Play add-on, it would be worth $2 million. With Power Play, the million dollar prize is always doubled, but lower tier prizes could be multiplied up to 5x!
Check the Powerball winning numbers below, after the drawing at 11:00 p.m.
PowerBall Winning Numbers for Saturday, June 18, 2022
Winning numbers: 10 – 19 – 40 – 45 – 58
Powerball’s First Millionaire of the Year to take place in-person once again
Powerball recently announced that for the first time since 2019, the First Millionaire of the Year promotion will once again take place in-person this New Year’s Eve. The exciting New Year’s tradition kicks off on live TV during “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2023” on ABC.
Last year, finalists vying for the $1 million prize were broadcast live from their homes, after the live event was canceled as a COVID-19 precaution.
Just as in previous years, participating lotteries will hold their own contests or drawings to come up with a contestant for the New Year prize. This year, the finalists will once again enjoy a trip to New York City to be a part of the big party.
The following lottery jurisdictions will participate in this year’s promotion, so keep an eye out for your chance to enter: Arizona, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana (Hoosier), Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, North Carolina, North Dakota, New Mexico, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Virgin Islands, Virginia, Washington D.C., West Virginia, and Wisconsin.
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