2024 started with a bang! The first day of the year brought a new Powerball winner! A lucky player which bought his winning US Powerball Ticket in Michigan scooped $842.4 Million on January 1st, 2024.
The winning numbers on this draw were: 12-21-42-44-49/ 01.
Here are a few important points about this amazing Powerball win:
- This is the very first Powerball jackpot won on a January 1st (since the launch of the game in 1992)
- It is the 5th largest Powerball win
- The Powerball winner can claim the prize within a year (as per Michigan laws)
- The lump sum option of the jackpot is worth $425 Million.
Overall, six people won the second prize. Two of these secondary Powerball prizes winners had selected the Power Play option when getting their entries. This doubled their $1 Million prize! The winners of all other secondary prizes saw their prizes triple thanks to the Power Play.
Disclaimer: you stand a chance in 292,201,338 to win the jackpot when playing Powerball.