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October 25, 2022

Powerball Jackpot Hits $700 Million for Wednesday Drawing, LOTTO Jackpot Climbs to $491,000

Little Rock, Ark

The Powerball® jackpot continues to grow and now stands at an estimated $700 million for Wednesday night’s drawing. The jackpot has a cash value of $335.7 million.

Wednesday’s drawing, which will be for the fifth largest Powerball jackpot in its 30-year history, is scheduled for 9:59 p.m. The jackpot will continue to grow if no one claims the winning ticket. The biggest jackpot ever was for $1.586 billion on Jan. 13, 2016.

“The last time Powerball had an estimated jackpot of $700 million or more was for the Jan. 20, 2021, drawing,” said Eric Hagler, executive director of the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery. “The last Powerball jackpot won was for $206.9 million on Aug. 3 so there have been 35 drawings since then.”

The jackpot for the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery’s (ASL) newest game – LOTTO – now stands at $491,000 for tomorrow night’s drawing. LOTTO is only played and won in Arkansas, and ASL is still waiting on its first jackpot winner after the game launched Sept. 21.

Life-changing jackpots produce more than just lottery winners. Proceeds from draw game sales in Arkansas drive more money for scholarships. 

Since 2009, the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery has raised more than $1.2 billion in scholarship proceeds and awarded more than 675,000 scholarships. 

To purchase a ticket, visit a local lottery retailer or play on the Jackpocket app. Players can choose their own lucky numbers or buy a Quick Pick and let the computer randomly select numbers. Each play is $2 for either game. 

When playing Powerball, a player can get the Power Play®, which multiplies any non-jackpot prizes won, with an additional $1.  

Just last week a man from Vilonia won $150,000 playing Powerball. By purchasing the Power Play for the extra $1, he tripled his prize of $50,000 to win $150,000. 

For more information on game odds and how to play, visit 

About the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery

More than 92 cents of every dollar of ASL revenue goes to prizes, scholarships, retailer commissions and other expenses in Arkansas. Since 2009, the lottery has raised more than $1.2 billion in proceeds for scholarships. More than 675,000 college scholarships have been awarded to Arkansans. The lottery has awarded more than $4 billion in prizes to players, about $360 million in retailer commissions and provided more than $158 million in state and federal tax revenue.

Follow the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery on FacebookTwitter and Instagram. Visit for more information on scholarships, winners, games, odds, promotions – and to join The Club for free. To hear winning numbers, call the Winning Numbers Hotline at 501-682-IWON (4966). To get help with problem gambling, contact the National Problem Gambling Helpline at 1-800-522-4700.