Powerball jackpot climbs to $522 million



Powerball has yet to find its first jackpot winner of 2022, making the next drawing worth $522 million.

Jackpot hopefuls fell short of the $500 million prize for the 37th consecutive drawing on Saturday.

The winning numbers were 6, 12, 39, 48, 50 and 7. Four winning tickets were revealed following the draw.

A Maryland resident was awarded $2 million. Three tickets sold in Arizona, California, Florida won $1 million during Match 5.

Powerball, however, did declare its first Millionaire of the Year.

Brian Mineweaser of Pennsylvania won a $1 million prize, which was announced on ABC’s broadcast of “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve” shortly after midnight on New Year’s Eve.

Mineweaster was one of five finalists in contention for the grand prize before he was randomly selected as the winner. He was also awarded $2,022 as he won the Pennsylvania Lottery online prize drawing, according to ABC27.

Powerball will hold its next drawing on Jan. 3. The estimated jackpot stands at $522 million and has a cash value of $371.5 million.


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