Powerball Jackpot Reaches $340 Million
After no one won the Powerball in Saturday night’s draw, the jackpot has now risen to a massive $350 million. It is now the third biggest Powerball prize ever and the seventh biggest annuity prize in US history. It is also the sixth largest cash payout, around $222 million, of all time.
While no one won the jackpot, there are 13 new millionaires as a result of the draw. Two in Pennsylvania, New York, North Carolina and Michigan and one in Indiana, Kentucky, Minnesota, Louisiana and Arizona. These tickets won $1 million each for matching five numbers.
There were also three tickets in California which matched five numbers, however, they won $573,694 each do to the state’s pari-mutuel system.
The next Powerball draw will take place on Wednesday night.
The largest lottery prize ever won was $656 million in March 2012 from the Mega Millions game. The payout was split between three winning tickets. The largest ever Powerball win was $587.5 million in November last year, the prize was split between two tickets.
At present the Mega Millions jackpot is also pretty big, the jackpot is now owrth $170 million ager no one won on Friday night. The next draw will take place on Tuesday.