Powerball fans now have half a billion reasons to be excited for the January 1, 2022 drawing now that the jackpot has been raised from $483 million to $500 million! This will be Powerball’s first drawing on New Year’s Day in two years.
The Powerball jackpot was last hit in California in the Oct. 4, 2021 drawing when a single ticket won a massive $699.8 million grand prize. That jackpot ranked as the 5th largest in Powerball history and the 7th largest in U.S. lottery history. Since then, there have been 37 drawings in a row without a jackpot winner.
Powerball tickets start at just $2, with the option to add the Power Play Multiplier for an additional $1. Powerball drawings occur every Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday, and players have until 8:59 p.m. on draw days to purchase tickets for that night’s drawing.
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