Powerball Jackpot Climbs To $415 Million
Saturday’s Powerball jackpot will be among the top 10 lottery prizes in U.S. history after an 18th consecutive drawing was held Wednesday without anyone winning the top prize.
That pushes the jackpot for this weekend to $415 million, with a cash option of $269.7 million. If the jackpot isn’t bumped by Saturday, it will be the ninth largest U.S. lottery drawing.
Wednesday’s winning numbers were 30, 47, 57, 66 and 69. The Powerball was 3 and the Powerplay was 3x.
Four tickets purchased in New Jersey matched four numbers plus the Powerball and are worth $50,000 each. State lottery officials will announce where those tickets were bought later Thursday.
Nobody spent an extra $1 to exercise the Powerplay option, which would have tripled their prize.
The odds of matching four numbers and the Powerball on a $2 ticket are about 913,129 to 1.
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