The Powerball jackpot for tomorrow night’s drawing has been raised to $1.6 billion – the largest national lottery jackpot in history. The cash value of the jackpot is an estimated $782.4 million.
The drawing will be at 9:59 p.m. Saturday. Sales cut off at 8:59 p.m.
Tickets can be purchased at any lottery retailer or on the Jackpocket app.
LITTLE ROCK – A Powerball® ticket worth $2 million was sold at the H&M Food Mart, 29 Patton Road in Wooster, for last night’s drawing. However, there was no jackpot winner so the drawing for Saturday nightwill be for an estimated $1.5 billion.
The winning numbers last night were 2, 11, 22, 35, 60 with the Powerball being 23. The multiplier was 2. The winner who bought his ticket in Wooster matched the five white balls but didn’t have the Powerball number. However, since he purchased the Power Play® for an additional $1, he multiplied his $1 million prize by two.
Across the United States there were two other $2 million winners and 16 who won $1 million.
There were 36,825 winning tickets sold in Arkansas for last night’s drawing, including a ticket sold in Wilmot worth $100,000 for having four of the five white ball numbers plus the Powerball. Prizes won in Arkansas total $2,361,347 with 20,427 winners multiplying their prize with the $1 Power Play.
H&M Food Mart will receive a 1 percent commission of $20,000 for selling the winning ticket.
The $1.5 billion Powerball jackpot is still the second largest jackpot for the game just trailing the $1.586 billion jackpot that was hit on Jan. 31, 2016. The estimated cash value for Saturday’s jackpot is $745.9 million.
The Mega Millions® jackpot for Friday night’s drawing has grown to $119 million. The LOTTO drawing on Saturday night is up to $589,000, and the Natural State Jackpot stands at $120,000 for tonight’s drawing.
Eric Hagler, Arkansas Scholarship Lottery executive director, reminds players that all lottery games are supposed to be fun. The draw games were designed to deliver big jackpots as a fun and entertaining product for adults. A person must be 18 years of age or older to play.
“It only takes one $2 ticket to win the jackpot,” Hagler said.
For more information on game odds and how to play, visit MyArkansasLottery.com.
About the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery
More than 92 cents of every dollar of ASL revenue goes to prizes, scholarships, retailer commissions and other expenses in Arkansas. Since 2009, the lottery has raised more than $1.2 billion in proceeds for scholarships. More than 675,000 college scholarships have been awarded to Arkansans. The lottery has awarded more than $4 billion in prizes to players, about $360 million in retailer commissions and provided more than $158 million in state and federal tax revenue.
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