& nbsp, an Arizona ticket hit four out of five numbers plus the Powerball in last Wednesday’s powerball drawing. The player won$ 50,000, 000 despite missing the$ 71 million prize by one number. The Arizona Lottery reported that as of Thursday evening, no one had claimed the solution. It was offered for sale at a QuikTrip in the Phoenix place in Ahwatukee. The winning statistics on Wednesday were 21, 26, 30, 45, and 47. The Powerball had a 3x Power Play and was 23 years old.
Players of the Arizona Lottery can now use Jackpocket to purchase cards online.
Powerball tickets are available starting at $2. The Power Play add-on costs $1 and can multiply non-jackpot prizes. Players can purchase Arizona Lottery tickets at over 3,000 retailers statewide or online through Jackpocket, the popular app that expanded to Arizona in January.To play, choose five numbers between 1 and 69 for white balls and a final number between 1 and 26 for the red Powerball. The odds of winning any of the nine available prizes are 1 in 24.9, ranging from $4 to $1 million.Jackpot odds are much rarer at 1 in 292.2 million. A player must hit all five numbers plus the Powerball to win the grand prize.
The Powerball jackpot is currently increasing to$ 97 million.
No player won Saturday’s jackpot, either. The estimated jackpot for Monday’s (May 8) drawing is $97 million.Make no mistake, $97 million is life-changing money, even after taxes. However, all but one recent jackpot has been well into nine figures, or more, like last November’s record $2.04 billion jackpot.Powerball jackpot winners in the last year:
- $ 252.6 million ( Ohio ) on April 19, 2023.
- Virginia’s$ 162.6 million as of March 4, 2023
- $ 754.6 million( Washington ) on February 6, 2023.
- Kansas’$ 92.9 million as of November 19, 2022
- California’s$ 2.04 billion as of November 7, 2022
- 3 August 2022:$ 206.9 billion
- 29 June 2022: 366.7 million
Over the past two decades, Arizona drawing players have won sizable sums of money.
The $50K Powerball score is one of several big scores in Arizona within the last two months.In March, two players hit all six numbers in the Triple Twist. A player in Surprise won $1.5 million on March 15. Another player from Phoenix won $225,000 six days later.Earlier in April, another player won the Triple Twist for $265,000 from a ticket purchased in Chandler. That same night, a Scottsdale ticket won $10,000 from the Mega Millions drawing.Forty-five states participate in Powerball, plus Washington D.C., Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. Arizona has the 14th-largest population in the US, with around 7.5 million residents, and makes up roughly 2% of people living in Powerball-eligible states and territories.The Grand Canyon State ranked 21st in Lottery sales in 2021 ($631.9 million), suggesting a lower chance of obtaining a jackpot winner.Last November’s historic $2.04 billion jackpot was won by a player in Altadena, CA, just north of Pasadena in the Los Angeles area. California has the largest population in the US and had the third-highest sales in 2021 ($8.4 billion), behind Florida and New York.