After a lengthy delay, the winning numbers for the record-breaking $2.04 billion Powerball jackpot were finally announced. Of the 48 states that participate in Powerball, they all must report sales and play data before the winner numbers are drawn.

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The white numbered balls range from 1 to 69. Gamblers have better odds of winning small prizes but worse odds of winning the jackpot, making it more likely that the big number will grow to record sizes. (CNN)

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Illinois Lottery's Twitter acknowledged the delay in announcing the winner numbers. They apologized for the inconvenience and said they'd share the results as soon as the drawing concluded. "We know this is frustrating for all of our players!"

Ryan Burrow, of WGN Radio, reported, via Twitter, Illinois was not the problematic state that annoyed millions of anxious billionaire hopefuls. However, after the winning numbers were announced, we learned there were a hefty amount of winners in Illinois.

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Powerball Winning Numbers (11/08/2022):  10, 33, 41, 47, 56, and Powerball number 10. The Power Play multiplier was 2x.

Here is the Illinois winnings breakdown:

  • Number of tickets matching four of the five regular numbers: 13
  • Number of ticket holders who won $50,000: 11
  • Number of ticket holders who paid for Power Play and won $100,000: 2
  • Number of ticket holders matching 3 or 4 of 5 regular numbers or 3 out of 5 regular numbers plus the Powerball to win $100 ($200 with the Power Play): Nearly 10,000

An additional 403,428 players in Illinois matched a lesser combination of numbers which, all combined, led to a statewide total of $2,866,914 in winning tickets sold in conjunction with the November 7 drawing. (WGN)

A winning ticket was sold in California and Powerball's jackpot resets to $20 million.

[h/t CNN, WGN]


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