Two Winners in CA and WI Split $632.6 Million Powerball JackpotThursday January 6th 2022
Two Powerball players in California and Wisconsin woke up this morning as multimillionaires after winning the $632.6 million jackpot in Wednesday's drawing.
The lucky tickets matched all six numbers in the Wednesday, January 5 draw: white balls 6 - 14 - 25 - 33 - 46, plus the red Powerball, 17. The Power Play multiplier was 2x.
The winners will share the seventh-highest prize in Powerball history. If they choose the annuity option, each ticket is worth $316.3 million - or $225.1 million if the lump sum cash payout is selected. Both amounts are before taxes.
The California ticket was sold at a 7-Eleven in Sacramento located at 6591 Wyndham Drive. The Wisconsin ticket was purchased at the Jackson Pointe Citgo on Packerland Drive, Ashwaubenonin, in the Green Bay area.
"We are a family-owned business. We love our customers. It's kind of like a 'Cheers' here. Everybody knows their name," said Mary Willems, who has spent 15 years as the Citgo general manager.
"My heart's racing, I have goosebumps all over. It's great for our store. It's great for our community here. We have a lot of regulars who play the game all the time and I'm hoping whoever won this ticket is a regular and we can share in their joy."
Higher-than-expected sales drove the jackpot above earlier projections. Long lines formed outside Powerball retailers as players patiently waited for their chance at the life-changing prize.
The jackpot was last won on October 4, 40 drawings ago. A single ticket in California hit $699.8 million, which was the fifth-biggest ever Powerball prize and the seventh-largest ever US lottery prize.
More Big Wednesday Powerball Winners
If you didn't hit the jackpot last night, hang on to your ticket. There are nine ways to win a Powerball prize, and over three million tickets scored a payout in last night's draw, ranging from $4 to $2 million. So, make sure to check your numbers to see if you're a lucky winner.
Two tickets worth $2 million each were sold in Florida and Georgia. They matched all five white balls and included the Power Play multiplier add-on, which doubled the normal Match 5 prize.
12 lucky players won $1 million each with Match 5 tickets sold in Arizona, California, Florida (three tickets), Indiana, Maryland, Missouri, New Jersey, New York (two tickets), and Texas.
There's another chance to win big coming up on Friday, January 7, with the Mega Millions jackpot standing at $278 million, so pick up your tickets now.Latest News