Powerball Jackpot Grows to $222 Million
After no winner was announced on Saturday night, the Powerball jackpot is now up to $222 million for Wednesday’s draw. It is estimated that the cash value of Wednesday’s jackpot is $144.5 million.
The winning numbers from Saturday’s draw were 7, 12, 26, 36 and 40. The Powerball number was 17.
There were three $1 million Match 5 winners on Saturday from tickets sold in California, Maryland and New York.
To play the Powerball costs $2 and players choose five white balls from a set of 59 numbers and one red ball, the Powerball, from a set of 35 numbers. Players can either choose their own numbers of they can purchase a computer generated quick pick.
In order to win the jackpot players must match all five white ball numbers as well as the Powerball. There are a further eight ways for players to win money
Players must match all five numbers drawn plus the Powerball number to win the jackpot. There also are eight additional ways for players to win a cash prize through partial matches of the numbers.
The Powerball is played in 43 states as well as the District of Columbia and the U.S Virgin Islands.