Tonight’s Powerball Jackpot is Worth $422 Million

Wednesday July 27th 2016

Powerball players have the opportunity to play for the fourth-largest lottery jackpot of 2016 tonight, with the game’s top prize worth a gigantic $422 million. There have been 22 rollovers since the New Jersey-based Smith Family Lottery Pool claimed $429.6 million on Saturday, May 7th, building the prize pool to today’s total and creating excitement at retailers across the 47 states and jurisdictions in which Powerball is played.

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In addition to the Smiths’ windfall, only the $536 million won on a Mega Millions ticket bought in Indiana and the record-breaking $1.58 billion Powerball jackpot shared by Lisa and John Robinson of Tennessee, Mae and Marvin Acosta from California and Florida’s Nickel 95 Trust have overshadowed tonight’s grand total. If you were to win this evening, you would face a choice over whether to immediately reveal your identity in a blaze of glory, like the Robinsons did when they appeared on NBC’s Today Show before they had even contacted the Tennessee Lottery, or to take your time and seek financial advice before coming forward like the Acostas, who went public last week, six months after the winning drawing.

Any single ticket holder matching all five main numbers and the Powerball tonight would instantly find themselves richer than actors Jack Nicholson and Sylvester Stallone, who each boast personal fortunes of $400 million. Even if tonight’s winner were to opt for the cash lump sum of $291.8 million, they could still lord it over younger Hollywood stars Will Smith and Brad Pitt, who are both worth ‘just’ $240 million.

Tonight’s drawing takes place at 10:59 PM Eastern Time in Tallahassee, Florida, and you will find the winning Powerball numbers on soon afterwards. Make sure you check your tickets carefully and, if you have won a prize, sign the back of the slip and keep it in a safe, memorable place until you go to claim your cash. You can buy Powerball tickets at retailers across the participating jurisdictions, with sales cut-off times varying according to where you live. Good luck!

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