CAMPBELLTON, Fla. (WDHN) — The winning numbers for the $640 million Powerball jackpot on Wednesday, January 5, 2022, were 25, 6,13, 33, and lastly 46.
The winning power-play number is 17.
The Powerball jackpot started at $630 million Wednesday and at about 8 p.m. it increased to $640 million.
$640 million is the 7th largest jackpot in the game’s history.
The largest Powerball jackpot was in January of 2016, and it was a little more than $1.5 billion.
The Powerball can change someone’s life, but for some people, it would give them more money to give away.
“Well, it would be mean a lot to me,” Florida resident Eddye Earl McCarter said. “First of all, I would give to my church. Secondly, I would take care of my family and the homeless.”
There is a one and 292 million chance that someone wins the Powerball or even shares the winnings, but most people would love to just have a piece of the $640 million.
“But, if I can get a part of it I will be good to go,” Alabama resident William Flowers said.
Flowers tells WDHN that he comes down to Florida to buy lottery tickets once or twice a month, and every once in a while, he wins a little money.
“I win every now and then,” Flowers said.
Fortune Liquors in Campbellton, Florida is a popular spot for people to come and buy a lottery ticket, especially when the winnings are life-changing.
Manthan Shah, the owner of Fortune Liquors, tells WDHN that they are one of the top spots for people to buy lottery tickets in the state.
They even have had some big winners come through their doors.
If no one wins the Powerball Wednesday, the next drawing will take place on Saturday, January 8th, 2022.
Where people will have the opportunity once again to try their hand with lady luck.