Powerball Jackpot Begins Its Climb

Oct. 28, 2013 – The Powerball jackpot rolled over from its starting value of $40 million Saturday, growing by to reach $50 million ahead of Wednesday’s drawing.  Last Wednesday, a single ticket in California matched all six numbers to win a $213.4 million jackpot prize.

The numbers from Saturday’s drawing for the $40 million starting jackpot were 4, 6, 34, 49, 56 and the red Powerball 29.

Though nobody was able to match all six numbers, there were a total of five tickets sold matching all five white balls.  Those tickets, one each in Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Nebraska, New York, and Ohio, are all worth $1 million.

None of the six tickets included the PowerPlay multiplier, which for an extra $1 would have doubled their prizes to $2 million.

An impressive 21 winners won the game’s third prize, six of whom chose to aadd PowerPlay to their tickets to multiply the regular $10,000 third prize to $40,000.

In total, about 485,000 Powerball players won one of the game’s nine prizes.  The sum of all prizes won Saturday night was a whopping $9,364,438.

$50 million is a life-changing amount of money, so don’t forget to pick up your Powerballl tickets before sales close ahead of Wednesday’s drawing.

You can catch every Powerball drawing live on your smartphone with the free LotteryHUB mobile app, for iOS, Android, and Windows Phone.  Plus, with LotteryHUB Rewards, you can win more just for staying on top of your game using the app.

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Written by Matt Isaacs

Matt is the Editorial Manager for the LotteryHUB News Team. Matt graduated from Rutgers University’s School of Journalism and Media Studies in May 2013