This is NOT a drill! Following the 33rd consecutive drawing, the Powerball lottery game is now at $1.4 billion after Wednesday night’s drawing didn’t produce a jackpot winner!
Lottery Executive Director Eric Hagler said in a press release:
This marks the first time in Powerball game history that back-to-back jackpot cycles have generated billion-dollar grand prizes.
The Powerball jackpot was previously won on July 19 for $1.08 billion. Since then, there have been 32 consecutive drawings without a grand prize winner.
While there wasn’t a jackpot winner from Wednesday night’s drawing – there were plenty of winners who secured a bag!
10 players won $1 million each by matching the first five numbers from Wednesday’s drawing.
Two of the million-dollar winners were located in California and will receive a prize of $1,220,123.
Second-prize tickets, purchased with the Power Play option for an extra dollar, garnered three $2 million winners – one in Kentucky, one in Pennsylvania, and another in Texas.
94 Powerball players who matched four white numbers and the Powerball won $50,000 each!
But, 13 of the winners chose the Power Play option and doubled their winnings to $100,000 each!
Last, but certainly not least, 14 winning tickets were sold in California where winners scooped $17,500.
When Is The Next Powerball Drawing?
The next Powerball drawing is set for Saturday, October 7, 2023.
The jackpot is $1.4 billion on an annuity basis, with a cash value of $868 million, according to lottery officials.
Where Can You Buy Lottery Tickets?
Lottery tickets can be purchased in person at convenience stores, grocery stores, and gas stations. Some airport terminals also sell lottery tickets.
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Source: USA Today