Cleveland-Area Ohio Lottery Ticket Wins $252 Million Powerball Jackpot

Written By Brian Cross on April 20, 2023
Ohio Lottery Powerball

Ohio just got its fourth-ever Powerball jackpot winner. The winning ticket for the April 19 drawing was sold in Macedonia, Ohio, located between Cleveland and Akron, at GetGo Café + Market at 265 East Highland Road.

The Ohio Lottery Powerball jackpot was slightly higher than initially estimated, coming in at $252.6 million. The cash value of the prize is $134.7 million, before withholding.

April 19 Ohio Lottery Powerball winning numbers and prize

Wednesday’s winning numbers were 4-11-21-38-64, and Powerball 11. The Power Play multiplier was 3.

To receive the full estimated $252.6 million, the ticket holder would have to choose the annuity option, which is paid in 30 graduated payments over 29 years. Most jackpot winners opt for the lump sum cash option and receive the cash value less withholding.

Powerball has awarded three jackpots so far this year. The Powerball jackpot will reset to $20 million for the next drawing on Saturday, April 22.

Macedonia ticket won second-largest Ohio Powerball jackpot

Ohio hasn’t seen a Powerball jackpot winner since 2014, when a ticket sold in Ashtabula County won $124.9 million.

Wednesday’s jackpot came just short of ranking as Ohio’s largest Powerball jackpot yet, taking the No. 2 spot. The cash value of the biggest Ohio Powerball jackpot was $134.9 million.

Every Ohio Powerball Jackpot:

  • April 19, 2023 – $252.6 million, cash value: $134.7 million
  • July 9, 2014 – $124.9 million, cash value: $73.1 million
  • June 23, 2010 – $96.9 million, cash value: $50.2 million
  • June 2, 2010 – $261.6 million, cash value: $134.9 million

Ohio’s second big lottery win this week

Another Ohio Lottery player hit it big this week, winning the $1 million second-tier prize on Mega Millions on April 18. A ticket sold in Berea matched the first five white balls drawn, 7-9-15-19-25. The winning ticket was sold at Circle K at 825 N. Rocky River Drive.

Two tickets hit the Mega Millions jackpot within a few days: one on Friday, April 14 and another in the next drawing on April 18. The Mega Millions prize had reached $476 million on Friday and reset to $20 million for the Tuesday drawing.

Mega Millions has had an abundance of big winners this year, with four jackpots hit in the month of January and two in April.

Why Ohio has more Mega Millions jackpots than Powerball

The first Powerball drawing was held in 1992, but tickets have only been available in Ohio since 2010. The Ohio Lottery began selling Powerball tickets when Powerball and Mega Millions agreed to allow sales of both games in participating states.

Mega Millions has been available in Ohio since the game’s debut in 2002. Ohio has sold 18 jackpot-winning Mega Millions tickets over the years.

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Brian Cross contributes sports betting, casino and lottery coverage to PlayOhio and PlayPennsylvania. Brian studied Professional Writing and Journalism at the University of Cincinnati and has been a contributing writer at Cincinnati’s alt-weekly for over 10 years.

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