UPDATE: Winning Powerball tickets sold in California, Wisconsin

Odds at winning 1 in 292.2 million

UPDATE 1 a.m. Jan. 6, 2022

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Powerball announced about 90 minutes after the drawing that winning tickets were sold in California and Wisconsin. The California State Lottery website said the ticket there was sold at a 7-Eleven in Sacramento. Wisconsin’s lottery did not immediately have an announcement.

It’s the first time in more than three months that a jackpot winner was sold.

There were two $2 million winners — one in Florida and the other in Georgia — and $1 million winners in Arizona, California, Florida, Indiana, Maryland, Missouri, New Jersey, New York and Texas.

Here are the 10 largest Powerball payouts, according to the lottery.

1. $1.586 Billion – Jan. 13, 2016 (Prize shared by winners in CA, FL, TN)
2. $768.4 Million – March 27, 2019 (WI)
3. $758.7 Million – Aug. 23, 2017 (MA)
4. $731.1 Million – Jan. 20, 2021 (MD)
5. $699.8 Million – Oct. 4, 2021 (CA)
6. $687.8 Million – Oct. 27, 2018 (IA, NY)
7. $632.6 Million – Jan. 5, 2022 (CA, WI)
8. $590.5 Million – May 18, 2013 (FL)
9. $587.5 Million – Nov. 28, 2012 (AZ, MO)
10. $564.1 Million – Feb. 11, 2015 (NC, PR, TX)

The last time someone hit the jackpot was Oct. 4 in California, winning $699.8 million. That jackpot was the seventh largest in U.S. lottery history and fifth largest in Powerball history.

The chance of winning the jackpot is minuscule at one in 292.2 million. The odds of winning in general are 1 in 24.9. It’s not uncommon to have months go by without a grand prize winner.

The jackpot will now revert to $20 million for Saturday’s drawing.

Powerball is played in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Tickets are $2.

The other major lottery in the U.S., Mega Millions, is up to $278 million for Friday’s drawing. The cash option is $193 million.

UPDATE 11 p.m. Jan. 5, 2022

1/5/22) – The numbers were drawn for the seventh largest jackpot in Powerball’s history Wednesday. An estimated $632.6 million was on the line with a cash payout close to $450 million.

The winning numbers were 6, 14, 25, 33, 46 and the Powerball was 17. The Power Play multiplier was 2x.

Powerball did not immediately announce a jackpot winner.


LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – The massive Powerball jackpot keeps growing, now an estimated $630 million. According to the Powerball, your odds at winning are 1 in 292.2 million.

The last Powerball jackpot winner claimed a $699.8 million grand prize on October 4 in California.
Wednesday night’s drawing will be for the seventh-largest jackpot in Powerball history, with a cash value of $448.4 million.

Tickets for Wednesday’s estimated $630 million Powerball drawing are $2 each and can be purchased at any of the Kentucky Lottery’s retailers or online at kylottery.com until 10 p.m. ET/9 p.m. CT. Powerball® drawings are held at 11 p.m. ET/10 p.m. CT on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays.

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