Wednesday night’s Powerball drawing turned into “Win Wednesday” in Arizona. Someone could soon be the state’s next multimillionaire after buying the $473 million Powerball jackpot-winning ticket.
The life-changing lottery ticket was sold in Arizona, proving Lady Luck still has her eye on the Grand Canyon State.
$473.1 million Powerball ticket sold in Gilbert, AZ
According to Arizona Lottery officials, the winning ticket was sold at a QuikTrip in Gilbert, AZ.
The winning numbers for the Powerball drawing are 11, 36, 61, 62, 68 and the Power Ball is 4. The Power Play is 2.
The $473 million is the largest jackpot won on a single ticket in Arizona history. Lottery officials say the jackpot increased from earlier estimates due to strong ticket sales.
Arizona Lottery executive director Gregg Edgar said:
“It is a life-changing moment for this winner. It also means millions of dollars to our state’s economy, to this winner’s community, and to the vital programs and services funded by Arizona Lottery ticket sales.”
The lucky winner can choose between an estimated $473.1 million, paid in 30 payments over 29 years, or a lump-sum payment of $283.3 million.
The jackpot will now drop back to $20 million, with a cash option of $12 million for Saturday night’s drawing.
A 2019 Arizona law specifies that winners of Arizona Lottery prizes of $100,000 or more automatically remain anonymous for 90 days. However, they can choose to remain anonymous permanently.
Arizona Lottery officials say players still need to check their tickets for one of the nine ways to win. More than 1.4 million tickets won cash prizes in Wednesday night’s drawing, including one ticket in Indiana that matched all five white balls to win $1 million.
What are your odds of winning the Powerball?
This was the third time the Powerball jackpot has been won this year.
In the Jan. 5 drawing, two tickets in California and Wisconsin split a $632.6 million jackpot, the 7th largest prize in Powerball history. Then, a ticket in Connecticut won a $185.3 million jackpot in the Feb. 14 drawing.
Powerball players have about a 1 in 25 chance of winning a prize. However, the odds of winning the jackpot skyrocket to about 1 in 292,201,338, according to Powerball officials.
The Powerball jackpot last hit in Connecticut in the Feb. 14 drawing when a single ticket got a lucky winner $185.3 million.
Powerball holds the world record for the largest jackpot in history when $1.586 billion was shared by winners in California, Florida and Tennessee in 2016.
Top 10 Powerball jackpots
- $1.586 billion – Jan. 13, 2016 – CA, FL, TN
- $768.4 million – March 27, 2019 – WI
- $758.7 million – Aug. 23, 2017 – MA
- $731.1 million – Jan. 20, 2021 – MD
- $699.8 million – Oct. 4, 2021 – CA
- $687.8 million – Oct. 27, 2018 – IA, NY
- $632.6 million – Jan. 5, 2022 – CA, WI
- $590.5 million – May 18, 2013 – FL
- $587.5 million – Nov. 28, 2012 – AZ, MO
- $564.1 million – Feb. 11, 2015 – NC, PR, TX
There are three chances at becoming a multimillionaire with Powerball each week. Drawings are held Monday, Wednesday and Saturday.