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Are there any Powerball or Mega Millions lottery winners during Halloween?

Pleased Halloween!

In spite of everything the trick-or-treating is completed, consider trying your luck with the lottery. Playing on Halloween sure paid off for one lottery pool, and in the course of the scariest holiday of the 12 months in 2022, there was an interesting occurrence within the winning numbers.

Read on for more.

In line with Powerball’s official winner stories online, there have been several winners who’ve won big on holidays — Latest 12 months’s Eve, Latest 12 months’s Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and St. Patrick’s Day, to call a number of. Nonetheless, there is no such thing as a mention of a big winning jackpot on a Halloween drawing.

Nonetheless …

Coincidence? Powerball jackpot for 11/2/22 was $1.2 billion. 2, 11, and 22 were among the many winning numbers.

In line with Mega Hundreds of thousands’ official winner stories online, one lottery pool won big on Halloween.

On Oct. 31, 2014, 17 co-workers from the hit show “Elementary” split a $1 million secondary prize, meaning their numbers matched five of the winning numbers. The Mega Hundreds of thousands winner story states: “Group spokesperson Raphael Banks explained he realized their luck from a news article. ‘I saw an article reporting that the winning ticket was purchased at the shop where I purchase our tickets,’ he said. ‘I checked online and saw that we matched five numbers. I still wasn’t 100% sure so I went to the shop to double check.’ ” After three years of the 17 transportation department employees playing the identical numbers, Banks told lottery headquarters, “All I could think was ‘eventually!’

A check was made to the 17 Amigos LLC on Nov. 17, 2014, the megamillions.com story says, and the prize was claimed as a lump sum for $661,800. The winning Mega Hundreds of thousands numbers for Oct. 31, 2014, aka Halloween 2014 were 11, 29, 36, 58, 67, and the Mega Ball was 15.

Did something weird occur Oct. 31, 2022, the Halloween 2022 Powerball drawing?

On Halloween 2022, the jackpot had increased to $1.2 billion, then referred to as the second-largest prize within the history of the sport.

The Monday, Oct. 31, 2022, Halloween numbers for Powerball were 13, 19, 36, 39, 59, and the Power Ball was 13. The Power Play was 3X. Interestingly, the number 13 appeared twice. It seems odd, but Powerball numbers may be the identical as one other. The red ball number aka the Powerball may be the identical as one in every of the white balls, which range from 1 to 69.

In line with a check on Powerball’s site and a strong web search, this was likely the primary (and only) time the number 13 appeared twice in a Powerball drawing — on Halloween — for a $1 billion jackpot.

The number 13 fun continues …

Whoa! Powerball jackpot was 1 / 4 of $1 billion. Number 11 appeared twice within the April 19 drawing

Has anyone won a giant lottery jackpot on Friday the thirteenth?

Yes! A single ticket was purchased in Maine for the Jan. 13, 2023, Mega Hundreds of thousands drawing. The winner stays anonymous through a trust and accepted their winnings of $1.35 billion through the limited liability company LaKoma Island Investments LLC, in keeping with a Feb. 22, 2023, story in USA TODAY.

Jan. 13, 2023, was Friday the thirteenth. The number 13 is often known as an unlucky number, and it’s related to horror movies.

Fun fact: Three tickets purchased in California, Florida, and Tennessee won the Jan. 13, 2016, Powerball drawing, splitting $1.586 billion. In 2016, FLORIDA TODAY reported that Maureen Smith and David Kaltschmidt bought their winning Powerball ticket at a Publix in Melbourne Beach.

While Jan. 13, 2023, was a Friday the thirteenth, Jan. 13, 2016, was not (it was a Wednesday). The chances of a billion-dollar jackpot being won on the identical date going forward? Likely pretty low.

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