Powerball Jackpot Rolls Past $100 Million
April 13, 2014 – For the first time since Feb. 19, the Powerball jackpot has an estimated value greater than $100 million; nobody matched all six winning numbers drawn Saturday, so the jackpot rolled to a nine-digit estimate.
There have been fifteen drawings and two jackpot winners in that time – plenty of action even without the “jackpot fever” that jackpots worth $100 million or more can encourage.
The winning numbers in Saturday’s Powerball drawing were 14, 26, 45, 54, 55 and the red Powerball was 20. Saturday’s Power Play multiplier was 2x, so players who won a prize and had added the Power Play option to their tickets will see double the normal prize value.
Though nobody won the Powerball jackpot Saturday, there was one player who became a new millionaire. A single Calif. ticket matched the five white numbers drawn to win a second prize.
Because the California Lottery pays lottery prizes on a pari-mutuel basis, where prize values vary depending on the total number of players and the number of winners, Saturday’s second-prize winner will actually receive a prize worth $1,120,480 before taxes.
Eighteen other players matched five of the six winning numbers – four white numbers and the Powerball – to win third prizes Saturday night.
Two of those winners had added the Power Play multiplier to their tickets and will receive $20,000 third prizes, while the other 16 winners will receive the normal $10,000 third prize.
Altogether, more than 480,000 Powerball players won one of the game’s nine prizes Saturday night, collectively winning almost $3.9 million. Power Play winners, about 81,000, contributed more than $800,000 to the total winnings.
Wednesday night’s Powerball drawing will be held at 11 p.m. EDT. The estimated $110 million annuity jackpot carries with it a cash value worth more than $64 million.
For a chance to win, you’ve gotta play. To see how late you can buy Powerball tickets before Wednesday’s drawing, check out this state-by-state list of sales cutoff times.
Then, enter or scan your ticket into the free LotteryHUB app, for iOS and Android. We’ll check your ticket against the winning numbers for you, and if it looks like you’re a winner, we’ll let you know.