# Was there a winner in Nov 5 Powerball?

The Powerball drawing on November 5, 2022 did not produce a jackpot winner. This means the grand prize continues to grow for the next drawing on Wednesday, November 9th. While no one matched all 6 numbers to win the multi-million dollar jackpot, there were some smaller prizes won in the November 5th drawing.

## Quick Facts

• The November 5 Powerball jackpot was \$93 million
• The winning numbers were 18, 23, 35, 45, 54, and the Powerball was 16
• No ticket matched all 6 numbers to win the jackpot
• The next Powerball drawing will be on November 9 with an estimated \$99 million jackpot

## Winning Numbers

Here are the winning numbers that were drawn on Saturday, November 5, 2022:

• 18
• 23
• 35
• 45
• 54
• Powerball: 16

To win the grand prize jackpot, a ticket needs to match all 6 numbers. Since no one was able to do this on November 5, the jackpot continues to grow.

## Jackpot Rolls Over

With no jackpot winner on Saturday, November 5, the top prize has rolled over to an estimated \$99 million for the next drawing. The cash value of the jackpot is \$48.5 million.

Rollover jackpots continue to climb higher with each drawing that passes without a winner. Powerball jackpots start at \$20 million and grow based on game sales and interest rates.

## Secondary Prizes Won

While no one took home the massive jackpot, some players did match some of the numbers to win smaller prizes:

• 2 tickets matched 5 numbers to win \$1 million each
• 26 tickets matched 4 numbers plus the Powerball to win \$50,000 each
• 647 tickets matched 4 of the 5 white balls to win \$100 each
• 168,546 tickets matched 3 numbers or 2 numbers plus the Powerball to win prizes ranging from \$7 to \$100.

Overall, there were 169,663 winning tickets sold across the 9 prize tiers in the November 5 drawing. Winners have 180 days from the draw date to claim their prizes.

## Powerball Game Basics

Powerball is a multi-state lottery game that holds drawings twice a week on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Here are some key things to know about how the game works:

• Tickets cost \$2 per play
• Players select 5 white ball numbers from 1-69 and 1 red Powerball from 1-26
• Drawings are held at 10:59 p.m. ET on Wednesdays and Saturdays
• Matches are subject to validation and winners have 180 days to claim prizes.
• Jackpots start at \$20 million and grow based on sales and interest rates.
• Odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 292.2 million.

Powerball tickets can be purchased in 45 states, Washington DC, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands. Many states allow online ticket sales as well.

## Next Powerball Drawing

Since there was no jackpot winner on November 5, the top prize has grown to an estimated \$99 million for the next drawing on Wednesday, November 9, 2022 at 10:59 p.m. ET. The cash value is \$48.5 million.

Players still have a chance to purchase tickets for the November 9 drawing at authorized retailers. Tickets usually cost \$2 each. Sales cut-off times vary by state so it’s important to check with your local lottery for exact deadlines.

## Odds and Probabilities

The odds of winning any prize in Powerball are about 1 in 24.9. Here is a breakdown of the odds for each prize level:

Prize Level Odds of Winning
Jackpot 1 in 292,201,338
Match 5 + PB 1 in 11,688,053.5
Match 5 1 in 11,688,053.5
Match 4 + PB 1 in 913,129
Match 4 1 in 36,525
Match 3 + PB 1 in 14,494
Match 3 1 in 580
Match 2 + PB 1 in 701
Match 1 + PB 1 in 91
Match 0 + PB 1 in 38

As you can see, the odds are stacked very highly against winning the jackpot. However, it only takes one ticket to win, so players should not get discouraged!

## Recent Powerball Jackpot Winners

Here are some of the most recent winners of massive Powerball jackpots:

• November 7, 2022: \$2.04 billion won in California
• February 14, 2022: \$185.3 million won in Connecticut
• January 5, 2022: \$632.6 million won in California and Wisconsin
• October 4, 2021: \$699.8 million won in California
• January 20, 2021: \$731.1 million won in Maryland

Some other notable large Powerball jackpots that were hit include:

• \$1.586 billion on January 13, 2016 won by 3 tickets in California, Florida, and Tennessee.
• \$768.4 million on March 27, 2019 won by a ticket in Wisconsin.
• \$758.7 million on August 23, 2017 won by a ticket in Massachusetts.
• \$731.1 million on January 20, 2021 won by a ticket in Maryland.
• \$687.8 million on October 27, 2018 won by two tickets in Iowa and New York.

So while winning Powerball is exceedingly rare, there are occasionally massive jackpot winners!

## Claiming Prizes

For any lottery prizes, it is important to sign the back of your winning ticket immediately and keep it somewhere very safe. Prizes have to be claimed within 180 days of the drawing in the state where the ticket was purchased.

Depending on the amount, prizes may be redeemed at authorized lottery retailers or claimed at a lottery office. Jackpot and grand prizes must be claimed directly through the lottery.

Winners should consult with financial and legal advisors before proceeding. Large jackpot winners may choose to receive a lump sum cash payment or annuity payments over 30 years.

## Tips for Playing

Here are some tips to consider when playing Powerball:

• Look at the past winning number combinations. Some numbers are drawn more frequently.
• Don’t select all odd or all even numbers. Mix it up.
• Consider using a “quick pick” where the numbers are randomly generated.
• Join an office or pool syndicate to buy more tickets and increase odds.
• Always play responsibly and within your budget.

While there is no perfect strategy for winning Powerball, having fun and being responsible are always good practices.

## Unpaid Prizes

With lottery games as big as Powerball, there are occasionally winning tickets that go unclaimed. This can happen if a person loses or damages their ticket, misses hearing the winning numbers, or even forgets they have a ticket.

According to Powerball, here are some of the biggest unclaimed jackpots:

• \$77 million winning ticket sold in Georgia for the June 29, 2011 drawing.
• \$77 million winning ticket sold in Kansas for the November 28, 2012 drawing
• \$50.3 million winning ticket sold in Indiana for the February 9, 2022 drawing.
• \$50.2 million winning ticket sold in California for the August 8, 2015 drawing.
• \$31 million winning ticket sold in Florida for the June 1, 2016 drawing.

The money from unclaimed prizes goes back to the states to be used for future prizes, promotions, or benefiting public causes.

## State Differences

While Powerball has consistent rules across all participating states, there are some differences to note:

• Cash/Annuity Option – Some states mandate that jackpot winners can only take annuity payments while other states allow the choice between cash lump sum or annuities.
• Anonymous Winners – Certain states allow players to remain anonymous when claiming jackpot and grand prizes. Others require winner publicity.
• Taxes – Federal taxes are 25% but some states also take out additional income taxes from prizes.

Players should check with their local state lottery office for rules and regulations that may impact prize claims.

## Powerball Revenue

Powerball generates significant revenue for the participating states. Here is how the income is distributed:

• 50% goes towards the jackpot and secondary prizes.
• 40% goes to the state lottery budgets.
• 10% goes to retailer commissions and bonuses.

The money that goes to the state budgets is then used for a variety of public programs and services. These can include education, veterans assistance, senior citizens, conservation, and more. State lotteries across the US contribute billions annually thanks to lottery games like Powerball.

## Changes Over Time

Powerball has undergone some changes over the years since it was first launched in 1992:

• Originally, players chose 5 numbers out of 45 and 1 number out of 45 for the Powerball.
• In 1997, the 5 white balls increased to choose from 1-55.
• In 2009, the game changed to allow selections from 1-59 and the Powerball from 1-39.
• In 2012, Power Play multiplier options were introduced.
• In 2015, the white balls decreased to 1-69 and Powerball increased to 1-26.
• Since 2020, the starting jackpot and minimum roll increases have been raised.

These changes keep the game interesting for players and allow the jackpots to grow bigger over time!

## The Future

It’s hard to predict the future, but Powerball will surely continue evolving with the times and introducing changes to keep players engaged. With each drawing, there is always a chance a new multi-millionaire can be made with a lucky Powerball ticket.

Some possibilities over time may include:

• Higher starting jackpots and faster growth between rolls.
• Additional multiplier options on prize payouts.
• Supplementary games similar to Powerball with interlinking jackpots.
• Greater number selection ranges for the white balls and Powerball.
• Second chance drawings or promotions.

Of course, the odds will likely remain quite high against winning the jackpot. But Powerball fans can always keep dreaming of that life-changing score, and one day, someone’s dreams will come true after the next Powerball drawing!

### Can you buy Powerball tickets online?

Yes, Powerball tickets can be purchased online in some states through authorized lottery websites and mobile apps. Players need to be located within that state at time of purchase. Online ticket sales availability varies by state.

### What happens if no one wins Powerball?

The jackpot continues rolling over to the next drawing until there is finally a winner or winners. Powerball jackpots have limitless rollover capacity.

### When do Powerball jackpots reset?

Powerball jackpots do not have a reset amount. The advertised starting jackpot is \$20 million, but if rolls continue with no winner, there is no cap on how high the top prize can climb.

### Has anyone won Powerball twice?

There are some rare cases of people winning two Powerball jackpots, but it is extremely uncommon. Considering the astronomical odds, most people are lucky to match the numbers once!

### What are the odds of winning any Powerball prize?

The overall odds of winning any prize in Powerball, from \$4 up to the jackpot, are about 1 in 24.9. The specific odds vary for each prize tier.

### Can you remain anonymous if you win Powerball?

Anonymity rules for winners vary by state. Some states require full publicity, while others allow winners to claim prizes anonymously through trusts.

## Conclusion

While the November 5, 2022 Powerball drawing did not produce a jackpot winner, the game continues on. The estimated \$99 million top prize for November 9 will undoubtedly motivate players to purchase tickets and test their luck. Even though the odds are stacked against winning Powerball, someone eventually matches the right numbers for massive life-changing payouts. Dreams of huge jackpot winnings will continue driving Powerball ticket sales for the next drawing and far into the future.