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Second largest Powerball jackpot in history jumps to $800 million

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Saturday night’s Powerball jackpot has risen to an estimated $800 million after no ticket matched all six numbers drawn on Wednesday. The winning numbers were 19-36-37-46-56 and a Powerball of 24.

August 3 was the last date when a ticket matched the winning numbers.

Now, the current jackpot – which is an estimated $383.7 million in cash – has been ranked as the second-largest jackpot in Powerball history, only behind the world record $1.56 billion Powerball jackpot from January 2016. Overall, the jackpot is the fifth largest in U.S. lottery history.

As of now, the Powerball jackpot has been hit five other times in 2022 alone, with previous jackpot winners walking away with $632.6 million split in California and Wisconsin, $185.3 million in Connecticut, $473.1 million in Arizona, $366.7 million in Vermont, and $206.9 million in Pennsylvania.

There are also several unclaimed prizes in Mississippi for the Powerball and Mega Millions drawings.

These include:

  • $500,000: A winning ticket for the Aug. 13 drawing was sold at Broadway Mart on South Broadway, McComb. Ticket expires Feb. 9, 2023.
  • $50,000: A winning ticket for the Oct. 1 drawing was sold at Miss Al Market on Forts Lake Road, Moss Point. Ticket expires March 30, 2023.
  • $10,000: A winning ticket for the July 15 drawing was sold at Russell Chevron #21 on Russell Mt. Gilead Road in Meridian. Ticket expires Jan. 11, 2023.
  • $10,000: A winning ticket for the Aug. 9 drawing was sold at Murphy Oil #7573 on Alexander Road, Holly Springs. Ticket expires Feb. 5, 2023.
  • $10,000: A winning ticket for the Sept. 6 drawing was sold at Murphy Oil #7566 on Jackson Avenue, Oxford. Ticket expires March 5, 2023.

Friday night’s Mega Millions jackpot has also increased to an estimated $64 million and Thursday’s Mississippi Match 5 jackpot is now at $115,000.

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