Ryan Phillippe flashes a big smile after buying Powerball tickets ahead of the $1 billion jackpot drawing
An estimated $1 billion jackpot is up for grabs in the next Powerball drawing.
Since no one matched all the white and red balls on Monday, ticket buyers will have another chance to win big in the next drawing on Wednesday night.
Actor ryan philippe he hopes to be that big winner after he went out to buy his tickets at a donut shop in the Los Feliz neighborhood of Los Angeles.
He was seen leaving Tang’s Donuts and Coffee with a big smile on his face, just hours before the new numbers were drawn at 10:59pm ET/7:59pm PT.
With the jackpot being around $1 billion, the winner who chooses to take the one-time balloon payment will take home $516.8 million before taxes.
All in Powerball: Ryan Phillippe, 48, is hoping to be the big winner in the next Power Ball jackpot that is said to be around $1 billion before Wednesday’s drawing.
The 48-year-old Cruel Intentions star had her tickets in hand as she left the store and returned to her parked vehicle.
The New Castle, Delaware native kept it casual in the fashion department dressed in tan jeans with a white T-shirt and white sneakers.
With the sun shining on another warm Southern California day, with temperatures nearing 90 degrees Fahrenheit in the Los Feliz area, Philippe is also sporting stylish sunglasses.
The father of three children, two of whom he shares with ex-wife Reese Witherspoon, seems confident, from the look of the big beaming smile he wore all the way back to his car.
While no one matched all the numbers for Monday’s contest, three people won $2 million after matching all five numbers plus the Power Play, lottery officials said, according to npr.
Winning tickets were sold in Arkansas, Georgia and Texas.
Lottery officials predict there will be a surge in ticket sales leading up to Wednesday night’s drawing that will exceed $1 billion, which would be the third-highest in Powerball history and the seventh-highest in US Lottery history.
The highest Powerball jackpot was the $2.04 billion won last year, while the second highest payout of $1.586 billion occurred in 2016, according to CBS News.
Casual-cool: The Cruel Intention star flashed a confident smile as he left a donut shop after purchasing his Powerball tickets dressed in tan jeans and a white T-shirt
Phillippe will star in the new action thriller Kalahari, which has wrapped production, according to Deadline.
The actor joins Emile Hirsch and Mena Suvari as the main cast of the film that has been fully financed by Vertical
Written and directed by Mukunda Michael Dewil, the story follows a young couple (Phillippe and Suvari) who are forced to flee their Christian missionary outpost in the Kalahari Desert aboard a rickety plane after an extremist militant group threatens their lives.
Piloted by a corrupt smuggler (Hirsch), the plane loses power and crashes in the middle of a game preserve populated by lions, leopards, and hyenas.
Big Money: The Powerball jackpot is expected to exceed $1 billion by the time of Wednesday night’s drawing.
Frightened and injured, the group is forced to fight for their lives against both the extremists and the beasts that lurk in the region.
So far in 2023, Phillippe has starred in two other films: the thriller The Locksmith, which also stars Kate Bosworth and Ving Rhames, and the biographical drama Miranda’s Victim, opposite Abigail Breslin, Luke Wilson, Andy Garcia and Donald Sutherland.
Phillippe was married to Reese Witherspoon for about eight years when they finalized their divorce in 2007.
The former couple share a daughter, Ava, 23, and a son, Deacon, 19.