$1M Powerball ticket sold in Tucson; jackpot reaches $400M for Christmas drawing

Dec 23, 2021, 4:00 PM | Updated: 5:32 pm
A customer holds a handful of Powerball tickets at Kavanagh Liquors on January 13, 2016 in San Lore...
A customer holds a handful of Powerball tickets at Kavanagh Liquors on January 13, 2016 in San Lorenzo, California. Dozens of people lined up outside of Kavanagh Liquors, a store that has had several multi-million dollar winners, to -purchase Powerball tickets in hopes of winning the estimated record-breaking $1.5 billion dollar jackpot. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
(Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

PHOENIX — A lucky Arizona Powerball player cashed a $1 million winning ticket in Tucson on Wednesday.

The ticket was sold at Lee Lee Oriental Supermarket on Orange Grove Rd, according to a press release. The winning numbers were 7, 16, 19, 48 and 68 with Powerball number 15.

The $1 million winning ticket was one number off from being the big winner just days before Christmas. Five of the numbers on the winning ticket matched, expect for number 15 which would have hit the jackpot.

As the Powerball jackpot is still waiting for a winner, the estimated total for the jackpot will be $400 million for a Christmas Day draw.

The jackpot has been building for months since it’s last winner on Oct. 4, where a ticket in California landed a $699.8 million grand prize.

A Powerball ticket this year could serve as the perfect last-minute gift or late stocking stuffer. It’s the first time the Powerball will have a draw on Christmas Day since 2019.

2021 has a been a big year for Powerball, with the jackpot total reaching over the $400 million mark for the third time.

The Christmas Day drawing will happen at 8:59 p.m. Arizona time.

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$1M Powerball ticket sold in Tucson; jackpot reaches $400M for Christmas drawing