OKLAHOMA CITY (Jan. 13, 2016) - The Powerball jackpot for Wednesday night’s drawing has reached a historic $1.5 billion, once again setting a new world record for any lottery jackpot game in history! The estimated cash value of the jackpot is $930 million.
"We want to continue to encourage everyone to play responsibly in the midst of Powerball fever and to keep in mind that it only takes one ticket to win", said Rollo Redburn, Executive Director of the Oklahoma Lottery. "We also want to thank our Players for supporting the Oklahoma Lottery and, more importantly, Oklahoma education. The increase in sales from this momentous jackpot run means our agency will be able to increase its contribution to Okahoma education, which is a major win in our book, regardless of where the jackpot winner(s) end up coming from…but we’re still crossing our fingers that it’s Oklahoma."
Players have until 8:59 p.m. on Wednesday to purchase tickets for the next Powerball drawing. Powerball drawings are held on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 9:59 p.m.
With the Powerball jackpot at $1.5 billion, the Oklahoma Lottery is encouraging everyone to play responsibly.
Net proceeds of all Lottery games are used to support improvements and enhancements for Oklahoma education. Millions have been contributed to education since November 2005 with funds appropriated by the State Legislature to pay debt service on a higher education capital bond issue; to pay support salaries for public schools and for equipment, scholarships and other purposes at our career and technology education institutions.