Saturday’s Powerball jackpot created the largest number of millionaires in a single U.S. lottery drawing in the last five years.
On top of the $23.2 million jackpot hit in New Jersey, the January 23 drawing produced 43 winning tickets worth $1 million to $2 million.
The winning Match 5 tickets were spread across 18 lottery jurisdictions, including North Carolina!
Saturday’s drawing produced a total of:
- 35 $1 Million winners
- 8 $2 Million Power Play winners
Here in NC, the lucky $1 million winner bought their ticket at the Family Fare on Reynolda Road in Winston-Salem.
The last two Powerball drawings produced back-to-back jackpot wins — a trend you don’t see too often! The last time jackpots were won in back-to-back drawings was nearly six years ago in March 2015.
Wednesday’s Powerball jackpot starts over at $20 million as an annuity or $15 million cash. The odds of winning a Powerball jackpot are 1 in 292 million.
Remember, you can buy Powerball tickets through Online Play on the lottery’s website, www.nclottery.com, with the NC Lottery Official Mobile App, or at any lottery retail location.
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