Powerball Jackpot Cracks Top 10 Highest Jan. 5; More Drawings Means Higher Winnings

Written By Staff on January 5, 2022
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The Powerball jackpot has officially made the list of the top 10 Powerball jackpots of all time for Jan 5. The Grand Prize is worth an estimated $630 million, making it the seventh-highest in Powerball history. The cash value of the prize is $448.4 million. Tonight’s drawing will be the 40th drawing since the last jackpot win.

The official drawing is held at 11:00 p.m. Check your numbers below.

Powerball Winning Numbers for Wednesday, January 5, 2022

Winning numbers: 6 – 14 – 25 – 33 – 46

Powerball: 17

Multiplier: 2x

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Does More Drawings Mean More Money?

In August, Powerball added a third weekly drawing. Drawings are now held every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday. The Multi-State Lottery Association said the change will generate larger jackpots.

Since that change was made, the first jackpot win resulted in the fifth largest Grand Prize for Powerball and the seventh-largest of all U.S. lottery jackpots. The current jackpot is quickly gaining on that $699.8 million sum. The evidence so far seems to suggest that the additional drawing supports higher jackpots.

According to a Powerball press release, more than 1.8 million tickets in Monday’s drawing won lower-tier prizes ranging from $4 to $2 million. We saw three winners of $1 million or more. Players from CT and TX matched the first five numbers to win $1 million and a player in MT matched five with Power Play to win $2 million. Power Play is a ticket option that costs $1 and multiplies your prize if you win.

Still, the odds of winning the Grand Prize in any particular drawing have not changed. You have about a 1 in 292 million chance of taking home the top prize.

Try Online Lottery Today

Make today the day that you try PA Online Lottery. It’s an easy and convenient way to buy tickets for national draw games like Powerball and Mega Millions. PA Lottery offers instant-win games and more online. The best part is by signing up now, you’ll get $20 in free play and a deposit match of up to $500.

Good luck, have fun and play responsibly.

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