A lucky Powerball player in Michigan won $1 million by matching all five white balls on a ticket purchased at a 7-Eleven store in Fraser. This came after no ticket matched all six numbers in Saturday night’s Powerball drawing, causing the jackpot to climb to a staggering $1.04 billion. The winning numbers for that night were 19-30-37-44-46 and the red ball number was 22, with a Power Play option of 2x. Other $1 million winners were reported in Florida, Maryland, and Pennsylvania, while players in Indiana and North Carolina won $2 million by matching five numbers and choosing the Power Play option.
The next Powerball drawing scheduled for Monday, October 2, 2023, is expected to have a whopping estimated jackpot of $1.04 billion, with a cash value of $478.2 million. Powerball tickets are sold in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands at a cost of $2 per play. Drawings are held every Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday at 10:59 p.m. in Tallahassee, Florida. The tickets can be purchased until 9:45 p.m. on the day of the drawing both at physical retailers and online through the Michigan Lottery website.
For jackpot winners, there are two prize options available – an annuity paid in 30 graduated payments over 29 years or a lump sum payment. It is important to note that both advertised prize options are paid before federal and jurisdictional taxes are deducted. So, with the excitement building up for the next Powerball drawing, many are eagerly anticipating their chance to hit the jackpot and join the list of fortunate millionaires.