Powerball drawing 5/21/22, Saturday’s jackpot is $117 million

The Powerball jackpot for 5/21/22 is $117 million, and the drawing will take place at 11 pm ET tonight.

Keep this page bookmarked and refresh it to see if you have the winning numbers for Saturday night’s drawing.

The Saturday night 5/21/22 Powerball jackpot is worth $117 million, with a cash value option worth $68.4 million. The total jackpot may increase based on the number of tickets sold across the country prior to the drawing.

The winning numbers for Wednesday (05/18/22) for the $101 million jackpot were: 40-41-58-64-65 with a Powerball of 17. The Power Play was 3x.

There was no grand prize winner Wednesday, but a ticket was sold in Ohio that matched the first five white balls, minus the red Powerball, for the game’s second prize. Since they bought the Power Play for an additional $1, their second prize is worth $2 million instead of $1 million.

A Powerball ticket sold in Texas during September 2019.
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The last grand prize winner was on 04/27/22 for a $454 million jackpot with a single ticket that was sold in Arizona. The last ticket for the previous grand prize was sold on 02/14/22 for a $183 million jackpot. That ticket was purchased in Connecticut.

The grand prize ticket before that was won on 01/05/22 for a $630 million jackpot. There were two winning tickets, one in California and one in Wisconsin, which split the prize.

The previous Powerball grand prize winner before that was on Saturday 06/05/21 for a $286 million jackpot. That ticket was sold in Jacksonville, Florida at a Circle K convenience store. The previous Powerball grand prize winner was on 03/27/21 for a drawing valued at $238 million.

Powerball in early 2020 had three jackpot winners in four draws. A ticket sold in Maryland won the $731.1 million jackpot on Wednesday 1/20/21. The game was reset to the $20 million minimum on Saturday 1/23/21, which was won, and then another jackpot was won on 1/30/21.

Before the last four winners, the last winning Powerball ticket was sold on Wednesday, January 20, 2021, in Maryland for the $730 million jackpot. It was the fourth largest jackpot in the history of the game. The previous winning ticket was sold again on August 12, 2020 for a $169 million jackpot. That ticket was sold in Florida.

Normally, the game would reset to a minimum of $40 million, but the COVID-19 pandemic forced Powerball officials to cut the minimum jackpot in half, which began with the 4/11/20 jackpot.

The previous winning ticket was sold on June 10, 2020. The previous winning ticket sold was purchased in New Jersey for the 08/04/20 jackpot valued at $190 million. The previous grand prize won prior to that was $70 million in the 2/12/20 drawing with a ticket purchased in Michigan. The grand prize winner before that was 01/29/20. That ticket was sold at a 7-Eleven store in Bonita Springs, Fla., for the $394 million grand prize, which had a $274.6 million cash option.

The odds of winning the jackpot jackpot prize are 1 in 292,201,338, regardless of the size of the jackpot, according to the Powerball website.

Powerball is a multi-state lottery played every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday, and one of the two largest lottery games in the United States. Powerball jackpots start at $20 million, and other prizes pay anywhere from $1 million to $2 million with a Power Play. Tickets are $2. You can check tonight’s numbers, or any previous winning numbers, on the official Powerball website.

There are nine ways to win money during Powerball. Simply getting the Powerball without any other numbers pays $4, and even more if the power game is purchased for an extra dollar. The same payout applies to one ball plus the Powerball, and $7 is the payout for two correct numbers with the Powerball, or three correct numbers and no Powerball.

If all five white numbered balls are chosen but the red Powerball is not correct, then the payout is $1 million, with an even higher payout if the power play is chosen.

The other multi-state lottery is Mega Millions, which is played on Tuesdays and Fridays. Like Powerball, the jackpot resets to $20 million after a jackpot is won, and one line of numbers is $2, with a $1 option to multiply your winnings with a Megaplier. Here is the Mega Millions website for more information or to check for possible back numbers.

On Saturday night we will post the 5/21/22 Powerball drawing payouts and say if there was a winner and where that winner came from, if so.

These are the top 10 Powerball jackpots of all time

1. $1.586 billion (01/13/2016)
Winning tickets sold in California, Florida and Tennessee

2. $768.4 million (03/27/2019)
Single ticket sold in Wisconsin

3. $758.7 million (08/23/2017)
Single ticket sold in Massachusetts

4. $730 million — (01/20/2021)
Single ticket sold in Maryland

5. $699.8 million (10/04/2021)
Single ticket sold in California

6. $687.8 million (10/27/2018)
Two winning tickets were drawn, one in Iowa and one in New York

7. $630 million (01/05/2022)
Two winning tickets, one in California and one in Wisconsin

8. $590.5 million (05/18/2013)
Single ticket sold in Florida

9. $587.5 million (11/28/2012)
Two winning tickets were drawn, one in Missouri and one in Arizona

10. $564.1 million (02/11/2015)
Winning tickets sold in Texas, North Carolina and Puerto Rico

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