LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — As the Powerball jackpot balloons to an estimated $1 billion for Wednesday’s drawing, a lucky Arkansan has become $2 million richer.
The winning Powerball ticket, sold at Jordan’s Kwik Stop #29, located at 221 Co-Op Drive in Bono, matched all five white balls (5, 8, 9, 17, and 41) in Sunday night’s drawing, falling just short of the Powerball number (21). The player doubled the standard $1 million prize to $2 million by opting for the Power Play feature, costing an additional $1.
While Sunday’s draw didn’t produce a jackpot winner, two more Arkansans had a taste of luck. One Powerball player won $200,000 with a ticket purchased at Flash Market #7406 in Clinton, and another pocketed $50,000 from a ticket sold at Fayetteville’s Kum & Go #409.
Eric Hagler, the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery’s (ASL) executive director, encourages anyone who bought Powerball tickets at these locations to check their numbers. The winners have until Jan. 13, 2024, to claim their prizes.
If someone hits the jackpot on Wednesday, it would be the seventh-largest in U.S. history and the third-largest in Powerball history. The record stands at $2.04 billion, won last year, followed by a $1.586 billion jackpot in 2016.
Hagler also took the opportunity to remind players that lottery games are meant to be an enjoyable activity for adults 18 and older.
“Remember, it only takes one $2 ticket to win the jackpot,” Hagler said.
For more details on how to play and game odds, visit MyArkansasLottery.com.