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Powerball® Jackpot at More than Half a Billion for Tonight’s Drawing

Estimated Powerball® Jackpot $508 Million; $256.3 million cash value

Middletown, PA – The Powerball® jackpot is now offering an estimated annuity value of $508 million, or $256.3 million cash, for the next drawing tonight, October 19. This is the second time this year, the Powerball® jackpot has crossed the half-billion-dollar mark. The last time the Powerball® jackpot was above $500 million was in the January 5 drawing, when tickets in California and Wisconsin split a $632.6 million jackpot.
“Whether it’s purchasing your Powerball® ticket in-store or on our website, it only takes one ticket to win a life-changing jackpot prize,” said Pennsylvania Lottery Executive Director Drew Svitko. “As the jackpot continues to grow, our players are helping us generate funding for property tax and rent rebates, transportation, care services, prescription assistance, and local services including senior centers and meals. That’s important to keep in mind as we encourage our players to play responsibly.”
The Powerball® jackpot has been rolling for more than two months. The last time a jackpot was won in Pennsylvania was on August 3, 2022. In Pennsylvania, this recent jackpot run generated more than $41.6 million in sales, creating a profit of more than $16.6 million to benefit older Pennsylvanians.
If there is no Powerball® winner in tonight’s drawing, the jackpot for the Saturday, October 22 drawing will be an estimated $550 million, or $277.5 million cash.
Pennsylvania Lottery players have options to purchase their Powerball® tickets online or by visiting a retailer. Players can find lottery-selling locations closest to them by visiting the Find a Retailer section of the Lottery’s website.
Additionally, pooling ticket purchases with friends can be a fun way to play responsibly. To help players manage their pooled ticket purchases, Pool Play forms are available at
Winners are not known until prizes are claimed and tickets are validated. Pennsylvania Lottery Powerball® winners have one year from the drawing date to claim prizes. Winning tickets purchased at a Lottery retailer should immediately be signed on the back. Online winnings automatically appear in a player’s account after the claim has been processed. To initiate an online prize claim, winners should call 1-800-692-7481. Players may visit for more information about how to file a claim.

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About Us: The Pennsylvania Lottery remains the only state lottery to direct all proceeds to programs that benefit older residents. Since ticket sales began in 1972, it has contributed more than $33.8 billion to fund property tax and rent rebates, transportation, care services, prescription assistance, and local services including senior centers and meals.

Visit the Winners and Benefits pages at to review how much money each county receives in Lottery prizes and funding to benefit older Pennsylvanians.

Players must be 18 or older. Please play responsibly. Call 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) for help with a compulsive gambling problem.

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