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Powerball jackpot climbs to $500 million for the new year

Get ready to ring in the New Year with a $500 million Powerball jackpot.

According to a NY State Lottery Commission news release:

The jackpot has been rolling since October when the top prize of $699.8 million was claimed in California. The last jackpot winner in New York came in September of 2020 when the September 2020 LLC claimed the $94.8 million jackpot.

There have been three second prize Powerball winning tickets sold in New York since the roll up began.

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New York Lottery players aren’t the only winners when the Powerball jackpot rolls. Ticket sales during the weeks leading up to Saturday’s drawing have generated more than $30 million in Lottery Aid to Education.

New York began selling Powerball tickets in 2010. Since then, New York has sold 12 jackpot-winning tickets worth a collective $1.6 billion. Individual winners include:

  • Jeffrey & Christine Pintuff of Gansevoort who won $48.8 million in 2010
  • Stephen Kirwan of Purling who won $122.1 million in 2011
  • 1937 Flatbush Avenue Dodgers Group of Jericho who shared $201.9 million in 2011
  • Case Park, LLC of Hartsdale who claimed $70 million in 2012
  • Maksim Nikolayev of Brooklyn who took home $130.3 million in 2013
  • Anthony Perosi and his son Anthony Perosi III of Manhattan who split $136 million in 2015
  • Sea and Sand Trust, of Uniondale who won $245.6 million in 2018
  • Robert Bailey, of Manhattan, who split a jackpot of $687.8 million in 2018
  • Dave Johnson, of Brooklyn, won the last jackpot of $298.3 million in 2018
  • Healthy Rainbow, LLC of Uniondale, won a jackpot of $148 million in 2019
  • David Yax, of North Evans, won $80 million in 2019
  • September 202 LLC, of Valhalla, won $94.8 million in September of 2020

Tickets for Saturday’s Powerball drawing may be purchased until 10 p.m. The winning numbers for the Powerball game are drawn from a field of one to 69. The Powerball number is drawn from a separate field one to of 26. The Powerball drawing is televised every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday at 11 p.m.

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