The ballooning Powerball jackpot is still at large, as it surpasses half a billion dollars for tonight’s drawing. This will be the second time this year the prize has reached that level. The grand prize has rolled to a $508 million estimated annuity for Oct. 19. The lump sum cash value of the prize is estimated at $256 million, before withholding.
In the previous drawing, several tickets won prizes of $1 million or more, including a ticket sold with Power Play in Kentucky. The Kentucky ticket matched all five white balls drawn, but not the red Powerball. A Power Play ticket that matches the first five numbers is always worth $2 million. Two more tickets, sold in Iowa and Wisconsin, matched the same numbers without Power Play to win $1 million each.
Check tonight’s winning Powerball numbers below, after the drawing at 11 p.m. ET.
Powerball winning numbers for Wednesday, October 19, 2022
Winning numbers: 6 – 8 – 15 – 27 – 42
Tonight’s Powerball jackpot would be the second highest of the year
The last time the Powerball jackpot surpassed the $500 million mark was early this year when two tickets hit the $632.6 million grand prize. That was on Jan. 5, and the California and Wisconsin winners split the jackpot, both taking the cash value. They ended up with over $225 million each, before taxes.
It has been over two months since anyone has hit the Powerball jackpot. The previous winner was a PA Lottery player from Washington County, who bought his ticket in Westmoreland County. That winner nabbed a jackpot worth nearly $207 million annuitized. The winner took the cash value of the prize, which was in excess of $122 million, before withholding.
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