Tonight's Powerball Jackpot is $630 MillionWednesday January 5th 2022
Today is only the second Powerball drawing of the new year, but 2022 is already off to a roaring start for the legendary lottery as the jackpot soared to its seventh-highest ever total.
Players' excitement has led to strong sales nationwide, driving the grand prize to a whopping $630 million after no one took home the jackpot on Monday.
Your next chance to win is tonight, Wednesday, January 7 at 10:59 pm ET. The jackpot has a cash value of $448.4 million, if the winner decided not to take the annuity option.
The last time the Powerball jackpot was hit was on October 4, when a single winner in California took home the $699.8 million prize, the fifth-largest in the game's history and seventh-largest in US lottery history. The lucky Quick Pick ticket was purchased at Albertsons grocery on Quintana Road in Morro Bay.
Winner Scott Godfrey stepped forward in December to claim the payout, saying he'd already set up a charitable foundation to put the money to good use.
Since that win, 39 drawings have followed without anyone taking home the top prize - could today be your lucky day?
Powerball First Millionaire of the Year
While the main jackpot hasn't gone off yet, there's already been a Powerball First Millionaire of the Year. Brian Mineweaser of Honey Brook, Pennsylvania, was the lucky winner of the promotional draw that saw five finalists in the running to take home $1 million just after midnight on January 1.
Mega Millions Rolls to $278 Million
This week also brings another chance to win big, after the Mega Millions jackpot rolled over after its last draw on Tuesday night, climbing to $278 million for the next draw on Friday, January 7.
Tickets for both incredible lottery prizes are available now.Latest News