Lottery players looking to get rich quick were on the edge of their seats Wednesday night as the numbers were drawn for the astounding $1.2 billion Powerball jackpot.

The winning numbers were 2, 11, 22, 35 and 60. The Powerball was 23.

The jackpot, a cash value of $596.7 million, is the second-largest sum of money in Powerball history and the largest prize in more than six years.

The $1.2 billion Powerball jackpot is the second-largest sum of money in Powerball history.
The $1.2 billion Powerball jackpot is the second-largest sum of money in Powerball history.
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There have been 38 consecutive drawings without a grand prize winner since early August.

However, some lucky people won smaller prizes in Monday’s Halloween drawing. There were 5.4 million winning tickets for a total of $59.5 million in prizes.

Ticket-holders in New York, California, Florida, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio and Texas won one million bucks by matching all five white balls on Monday.

The odds of winning the  second-largest jackpot at 1.2 billion are one in 292.2 million.
The odds of winning the second-largest jackpot at 1.2 billion are one in 292.2 million.
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The odds of winning the jackpot are one in 292.2 million.

The largest Powerball prize ever won — $1.586 billion — was set in 2016

The next Powerball drawing is on Saturday night.



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