Louisiana Ticket Holder Wins $191.1 Million Powerball JackpotThursday October 26th 2017
A Powerball player from Louisiana is $191.1 million richer after winning the game’s jackpot prize. The lucky ticket holder, who is yet to make themselves known to lottery officials, successfully brought an end to a run of ten consecutive rollovers after snapping up the nine-figure sum.
A Great Time for Powerball
The winning Powerball numbers were 18, 22, 29, 54 and 57, with 8 appearing as the Powerball. In addition to being the 16th jackpot winner from the Pelican State, the latest victor instantly became the first player to claim the top prize since Colorado resident Judy Finchum walked away with an impressive sum of $133.2 million following the drawing on Saturday September 16th.
This most recent win also adds to what has already been an impressive year for Powerball players. The jackpot has already been won on seven occasions, six of which featured jackpots in excess of $100 million. In addition, the game managed to break the world record from the largest lottery prize claimed by a single ticket holder, after Mavis Wanczyk of Massachusetts won an incredible $758.7 million back in August. This win overshadowed the $590.5 million won by Florida’s Gloria MacKenzie in May 2013.
Success Across the Country
It wasn’t just the jackpot winner who profited from last night’s draw, as over 715,000 participants across the country secured memorable wins. Two players from Florida correctly matched all five main numbers to end the night $1 million better off, while other ticket holders landed rewards ranging from $4 to $150,000. For a complete prize breakdown and extra draw information, head to the Powerball Results page.
Could You Be Next?
The Powerball jackpot will now be reset ahead of this Saturday’s draw, when players will have the chance to win $40 million. If you would like to be in with a chance of securing such a hefty sum of money, simply pick your numbers online or play through an authorized retailer in any of the participating states or jurisdictions. Good luck!Latest News