Powerball drawing on 5/21/22, Saturday jackpot is $117 million

The Powerball jackpot for 5/21/22 is $117 million and the draw is tonight at 11pm ET.

Bookmark this page and refresh it to see if you hold the winning numbers from Saturday night’s draw.

Saturday night 5/21/22 Powerball jackpot is worth $117 million with a cash value option worth $68.4 million. The overall jackpot could increase depending on the number of tickets sold across the country before the draw.

The winning numbers for Wednesday (5/18/22) for the $101 million jackpot were: 40-41-58-64-65 with a Powerball of 17. The power play was 3x.

There was no grand prize winner on Wednesday, but a ticket was sold in Ohio equal to the first five white balls and minus the red Powerball for the second prize of the game. Because they bought the Power Play for an additional $1, their second prize is worth $2 million instead of $1 million.

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A Powerball ticket sold in Texas in September 2019.
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The last grand prize winner was on 04/27/22 for a jackpot of $454 million from a single ticket sold in Arizona. The last grand prize ticket before that was sold on 02/14/22 for a jackpot of $183 million. This ticket was purchased in Connecticut.

The previous grand prize ticket before that was won on 05/01/22 for a jackpot of $630 million. There were two winning tickets – one each in California and Wisconsin – which split the prize.

The previous Powerball grand prize winner before that was on Saturday 6/5/21 for a jackpot of $286 million. This ticket was sold at a Circle K convenience store in Jacksonville, Florida. The previous Powerball grand prize winner was 3/27/21 for a $238 million draw.

Powerball had three jackpot winners in four draws in early 2020. A ticket sold in Maryland hit the $731.1 million jackpot on Wednesday 1/20/21. The game reset on Saturday 1/23/21 to the minimum of $20 million won and then another jackpot hit on 1/30/21.

Ahead of the final four winners, the final winning Powerball ticket sold for the $730 million jackpot on Wednesday, January 20, 2021 in Maryland. It was the fourth largest jackpot in the game’s history. The previous winning ticket was sold back on August 12, 2020 for a $169 million jackpot. This ticket was sold in Florida.

Normally, the game would reset to a minimum of $40 million, but the COVID-19 pandemic forced Powerball officials to halve the minimum jackpot, which started with the 4/11/20 jackpot.

The previous winning ticket was sold on June 10, 2020. The previous winning ticket sold was purchased in New Jersey for the $190 million 04/08/20 jackpot. The previous grand prize won was $70 million in the 02/12/20 draw for a ticket purchased in Michigan. The winner of the main prize before that was on 01/29/20. This ticket was sold at a 7-Eleven store in Bonita Springs, Florida for the top prize of $394 million, which had a $274.6 million cash option.

The probability of hitting the grand prize jackpot is 1 in 292,201,338 regardless of the jackpot size – according to the Powerball website.

Powerball is a multi-state lottery played every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday and one of America’s two largest lottery jackpot games. Powerball jackpots start at $20 million, and other prizes pay out between $1 million and $2 million on a Power Play. Tickets are $2. You can check the numbers for tonight or previous winning numbers on the official Powerball website.

There are nine ways to win money at Powerball. Just getting the Powerball with no other numbers pays out $4, and even more if the Powerplay is purchased for an extra dollar. The same payout applies to a ball plus the Powerball, and $7 is the payout for matching two Powerball numbers or matching three numbers and no Powerball.

If all five white numbered balls are picked but the red powerball isn’t correct, the payout is $1 million, with an even higher payout if the power play is picked.

The other multi-state lottery is Mega Millions, which is played on Tuesdays and Fridays. Like Powerball, after winning a jackpot, the jackpot resets to $20 million and a number line is $2, with a $1 option to multiply their winnings by a megaplier. Here is the Mega Millions website for more information or to check possible previous numbers.

On Saturday night we will be posting the payouts from the 5/21/22 Powerball draw and will let you know if there was a winner and if so where that winner came from.

Here are the 10 best Powerball jackpot prizes of all time

1. $1.586 billion (01/13/2016)
Prize tickets will be sold in California, Florida and Tennessee

2. $768.4 million (03/27/2019)
Single ticket sold in Wisconsin

3. $758.7 million (08/23/2017)
Single ticket sold in Massachusetts

4. $730 million – (01/20/2021)
Single ticket sold in Maryland

5. $699.8 million (10/04/2021)
Single ticket sold in California

6. $687.8 million (10/27/2018)
Two winning tickets were drawn – one each in Iowa and New York

7. $630 million (05/01/2022)
Two winning tickets – one each in California and Wisconsin

8. $590.5 million (05/18/2013)
Single ticket sold in Florida

9. $587.5 million (11/28/2012)
Two winning tickets were drawn – one each in Missouri and Arizona

10. $564.1 million (02/11/2015)
Winning tickets are sold in Texas, North Carolina and Puerto Rico

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Rick Schindler

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