Today marks the beginning of a new month, and Powerball offers a new chance at a life-changing jackpot prize. For today, June 1, the Powerball jackpot swells to $168 million. If a winner chooses to take the prize all at once in a single payment, they get the lump sum cash value of the prize, which is $99.8 million.
In Saturday’s drawing, among the thousands of non-jackpot winners, a player in Luzerne County rose to the top, winning $100,000 by matching four of the first five numbers, plus the red Powerball. That prize would have been $50,000 without the Power Play option on the player’s ticket.
Power Play costs $1 and multiplies all lower-tier prizes by the multiplier number pulled in each drawing. The second-tier $1 million prize is doubled with Power Play, regardless of the multiplier drawn.
Check the Powerball winning numbers below, after the drawing at 11:00 p.m.
Powerball winning numbers for Wednesday, June 1, 2022
Winning numbers: 11 – 41 – 56 – 57 – 63
How does the PA Lottery benefit retailers?
Retailers make money selling PA Lottery games in two ways. First, they make a 5% commission on the sale price of every ticket they sell. That can add up fast, ensuring the stores make a profit on their lottery offerings. Stores also receive a bonus payment when they sell a winning ticket.
Bonuses vary based on the game and the amount won. For example, the winning Powerball ticket in Luzerne County from Saturday was sold at Hazle Mini Mart in Hazle Township. That store gets a $500 bonus for selling the winning ticket.
The $1.9 million jackpot-winning Fast Play ticket sold in Carbondale over the weekend earned Convenient Food Mart a $10,000 bonus.
In comparison, the last Powerball jackpot hit in PA earned the retailer a whopping $100,000 bonus. That was in 2018 at a Speedway store in Lancaster County. The jackpot totaled $456.7 million (annuity value) or $273.9 million cash.
Get your own bonuses at PA Online Lottery
The most convenient way to buy tickets and play lottery games is online at the PA online lottery. When you sign up now, you’ll get a $20 free play bonus to use on the site, and a 100% deposit match bonus up to $500.