Louisiana Ticket is Powerball Winner in Monday’s Drawing
A Powerball lottery player in Louisiana will be waking up to a feeling of good fortune and enhanced financial well-being this morning following a big money win in last night's multi-state lottery game Powerball. The game's top prize before the drawing was an estimated $922 million dollars.
If you did not see the drawing as it took place at 10 pm on July 17, 2023, here's the way the balls dropped from the hopper.
The Powerball official website confirms that the numbers drawn last night were:
05 08 09 17 41 Powerball 21 Power Play x4
As you might imagine with a jackpot prize approaching one billion dollars interest in the game was extremely high across the Powerball footprint of 45 states, Washington DC, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. But despite the added interest, there was no single ticket sold for last night's game that matched the numbers needed to claim the $922 million dollar top prize.
There were several Match 5 winners and Match 5 with Power Play winners too. The two million dollar tickets were sold in Arkansas, Georgia, and Texas. The one million dollar Match 5 winners were sold in Connecticut, Florida, Kentucky, New York, and Pennsylvania.
What's the Powerball Jackpot for the Next Drawing?
As of early this morning, Powerball officials are estimating that by Wednesday evening the game's top prize will be a cool $1,000,000,000.00. Yeah, that's how many zeroes are in one billion and that's how much money could be yours with a winning Powerball ticket on Wednesday night.
Did Louisiana Get Any Powerball Winners?
The short answer is, yes. In fact, the state's Powerball players did pretty well in last night's game. There were 85 tickets sold in the state that are worth $100 or more this morning. There is also a single ticket that was sold in the state that is worth quite a bit more.
Louisiana Lottery officials have confirmed through their website that a ticket sold at On The Run #14 on Jefferson Highway in Baton Rouge matched four of the five white balls and the Powerball in last night's drawing. That ticket is worth $50,000 to its owner this morning. We should note that Saturday's Powerball game also produced a $50,000 winner in Louisiana, that ticket was also sold in Baton Rouge.
Were Any Powerball Winners Sold in the Texas Lottery?
Yeah, the Lone Star State once again racked up some big-time wins in Monday's Powerball Game. The Texas Lottery Website is confirming that there was a one million dollar winner and a two million dollar winner sold in the state. We know the $2 million dollar winner was purchased in Spring, Texas. Information on the $1 million dollar winner and the seven $200,000 winners as well as the nine $50,000 winners was not made available at this time.
The drawing for the estimated $1 billion dollar top prize will take place at 10 pm on Wednesday, July 19. The drawing time is 10 pm. By rule, ticket sales for Powerball drawings must cease at least one hour before the drawing occurs. So, don't wait too late if you intend to play on Wednesday night.
How Much is the Mega Millions Jackpot for Tuesday Night?
The Mega Millions game will feature a top prize of $640 million dollars. That drawing is tonight at 10 pm. Fast fact about Mega Millions, there has never been a jackpot-winning ticket sold for the Mega Millions game in Louisiana. Maybe tonight is the night you make history?
Remember, most lottery purchases are not winners so do take that into consideration before you spend money you can't afford to lose. If you or someone close to you appears to have an issue with gambling help is available. Simply call 1-877-770 STOP (7867) for a free confidential referral to a trained counselor who can assist you with your issues.
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