US Powerball’s jackpot has been rolling over since August 3, 2022 and has now reached a whopping $1.5 Billion!
No player has managed to match all winning numbers for 39 consecutive draws and it is quickly approaching its world record amount!
Wednesday’s draw saw its fair share of Powerball winners however as there were more than 7.2 million tickets who cashed prizes totaling $74.9 Million!
- 16 tickets matched all five white balls and won a $1 Million prize (1 in Arizona, 2 in California,1 in Colorado, 2 in Georgia, 2 in Maryland, 2 in Missouri, 1 in Minnesota, 1 in North Carolina, 2 in New Jersey, 1 in New York, 1 in Oregon, 1 in Texas and one in Virginia).
- Another 3 tickets (AR, MT, NJ) matched all five white balls but had also selected the Power Play when purchasing their tickets, so they saw their prize increase to $2 Million!
- 189 tickets won $50,000 nationwide
- 49 tickets won $100,000
However, the most amazing win is probably the second-tier prize scooped in Texas. The lucky winner, which is in his early twenties, chose to buy his Powerball ticket online through a reputed service of online couriers – theLotter.
This Dallas player registered on the platform just the day before scooping his Powerball prize. It was his very first time choosing to purchase his tickets online!
theLotter’s U.S Managing Director, Peggy Daniel, released a statement in which she declared:
“We have been steadily expanding in Texas since we started our service in the state a year ago […]. Though we have had great lottery winners in Texas during that time, this is the first time a Texan customer wins a sum exceeding the $1 million threshold. We were especially excited when we realized he had only signed up with theLotter Texas the day before. We are all over the moon for him.”
If someone wins the current jackpot, he will become the 2nd luckiest Powerball winner in history! Hurry, the next draw is on Saturday!