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Powerball Jackpot Hits Half-a-Billion
A $306 Million Cash Value

OKLAHOMA CITY (Jan. 6, 2016) - The Powerball jackpot for Wednesday night’s drawing has reached $500 million! This is the fourth largest Powerball jackpot and sixth largest jackpot of any lottery game in U.S. history. The estimated cash value of the jackpot is $306 million.

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.

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With the Powerball jackpot at $500 million, the Oklahoma Lottery is encouraging everyone to play responsibly.


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Net proceeds of all Lottery games are used to support improvements and enhancements for Oklahoma education. More than $706 million has 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.

The Oklahoma Lottery makes every effort to ensure the accuracy of information provided on this website. In the event of any conflict between the winning numbers posted on this website and winning numbers as contained in the Oklahoma Lottery gaming system, the winning numbers as drawn and as contained in the gaming system will be treated as official. All winning tickets must be validated through the Oklahoma Lottery gaming system.