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Powerball jackpot reaches $800 million after Wednesday’s drawing brings no overall winner

CLEVELAND, Ohio — The Powerball jackpot is reaching historic heights for its next drawing.

There was no overall winner in the Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2022, drawing, so the jackpot has increased to $800 million for the next drawing on Saturday, Oct. 29. It’s the second-largest jackpot in Powerball history and it likely will be quite a bit bigger by the time of the drawing.

The numbers from Wednesday’s drawing are 19-36-37-46-56 Powerball 24 Power Play 2x.

There were winning tickets sold in California, Connecticut, Illinois, Michigan and New York that matched five numberswithout the Powerball or Power Play. Each ticket is worth $1 million.

The largest jackpot in U.S. history was a 2016 Powerball prize of $1.586 billion, which was shared by winners in California, Florida and Tennessee. The previous second-largest Powerball jackpot was $768.4 million on March 27, 2019, with one winning ticket sold in Wisconsin.

The $800 million jackpot ranks fifth overall. The second-largest lottery jackpot in the U.S. was a $1.537 billion Mega Millions prize on Oct. 23, 2018. A single winning ticket was sold in South Carolina.

At No. 3 a $1.337 billion Mega Millions jackpot on July 29 of this year, with the winning ticket sold in Illinois. No. 4 is a $1.05 billion Mega Millions jackpot on Jan. 22, 2021, with the winner sold in Michigan.

The odds of winning the Powerball jackpot with a $2 ticket are 1 in 292,201,338.

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