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Powerball Jackpot Rolls to $222 Million

Washington’s Lottery Imagines what Washingtonians Could Do If They Won

On Saturday, May 4, the Powerball jackpot rolled over to $222 million. That’s enough money to buy a convertible sports car (up to $50,000) for every resident in Columbia County (4,100) to cruise in this summer.

The next drawing will take place this Wednesday, May 8, at 8:00 p.m., and Washington’s Lottery has imagined what a Washingtonian could do if they won the $222 million jackpot.

  • Buy a pool and install it (up to $40,000) for every resident in Wapato (5,030).
  • Take a summer vacation to Southern California (up to $7,000) and invite everyone in Jefferson County (30,050) to come along.
  • Buy a sailboat (up to $550,000) for every resident of Hunts Point (390).

A Washingtonian wouldn’t be the only winner if their Powerball numbers are selected. Washington’s Lottery benefits the Washington Opportunity Pathways Account, which gives scholarships to local college students. When money like the Powerball jackpot is won in state, Washington’s Lottery can give more scholarship opportunities to students. Additionally, if the Powerball jackpot winner is from Washington, the retailer that sold the ticket will receive a $50,000 selling bonus. To learn more about Washington’s Lottery and to review all up-to-date winning numbers, please visit

WASHINGTON'S LOTTERY: Since 1982, Washington's Lottery has generated more than $3 billion to support important state programs including the Washington Opportunity Pathways Account. Money in the Pathways Account goes toward helping students achieve their higher education dreams and supports early childhood education learning programs. The state's Lottery offers consumers several types of games: Mega Millions, Powerball, Lotto, Hit 5, Match 4, Daily Game, Daily Keno and Scratch. For more information, visit or join our online community on Facebook at and follow us on Twitter @walottery.

Jennifer Carroll
(Curator on behalf of Washington's Lottery)
Office: (206) 454-3703
Cell: (206) 226-5237

Arlen Harris
(Communications, Washington’s Lottery)
Office: (360) 664-4808
Cell: (360) 391-1232