Lottery sales in New York generated $46.9 million in educational aid; commissions to New York retailers were $8 million.

The most recent Powerball lottery event ended on July 19, with one of the winning tickets sold in California for $1.08 billion. Winning the jackpot three months in a row proved to be economically beneficial again for New York, generating more than $54.9 million in total for New York public schools and lottery retailers.

The Powerball jackpot began rolling to the $1 billion prize on April 22nd, with 39 draws until the winning ticket was drawn on July 19th. In New York State, Powerball lottery sales totaled $134 million during the drawing period. As required by the Constitution, all profits from the New York Lottery’s sales are donated to New York’s K-12 public schools, totaling $46.9 million. Commissions paid to retailers statewide for Powerball sales totaled $8 million.

The prize is the third largest ever won by Powerball. The most recent billion dollar jackpot was a record $2.04 billion jackpot won by a California man in November 2022. New York’s largest Powerball jackpot was won in 2018 with a prize of $343.8 million.

“The New York Lottery continues to entertain millions of responsible New Yorkers and generate important revenue for New York State’s public schools and small businesses,” said New York State Gaming Commission Chairman Brian O’Dwyer. “The Gaming Commission remains committed to supporting the lottery’s mission of generating revenue for schools.”

Several New Yorkers won prizes in Powerball sweepstakes between April and July 19:

  • Seven $1 Million Second Prize Winners

  • One Powerplay Winner Earns $250,000

  • One Powerplay Winner Wins $200,000

  • Two Powerplay Winners Receive $150,000 in Prizes

  • Six Powerplay Winners Receive $100,000 in Prizes

  • 67 $50,000 Third Prize Winners

The New York Lottery remains the largest and most profitable lottery in North America, contributing $3.685 billion in Lottery Education Assistance for the 2022-2023 fiscal year to help support education in New York State.

The New York Lottery is committed to providing players with a range of fun, entertaining games in a socially responsible manner. Those looking for help can visit or call the NYS Confidential HOPEline at 1-877-8-HOPENY (1-877-846-7369) or text HOPENY (467369). Standard SMS rates may apply.

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