Powerball players across the country are hoping to be the lucky winner of Wednesday night’s jackpot, the game’s third largest of the year.
The grand prize climbed to an estimated $550 million after no tickets matched the winning numbers during the Saturday and Monday drawings.
The winning numbers drawn Wednesday night are as follows: 22, 30, 37, 44, 45 with a red Powerball number of 18. The Power Play option was 3X.
If a player’s ticket matches all six numbers, the winner can choose to take an annuitized payout for the massive jackpot or a one-time cash value option of approximately $266 million. There is a 1 in 292.2 million chance of winning the grand prize, according to the game.
The biggest Powerball jackpot of 2023 – and the third-largest in the game’s history – was won in July by a lucky player in California, who snagged the $1.08 billion prize, the lottery said.
Behind that was a $754.6 million grand prize won by a player in Washington in February, which is marked as the game’s sixth-largest prize ever.
Participants in fellow lottery Mega Millions have an opportunity to play for a $162 million grand prize on Friday night.