Powerball Jackpot Reaches $100 Million
Dec. 5, 2013 – The Powerball jackpot rolled over again Wednesday night after no tickets matched all six numbers drawn, and sits at $100 million ahead of Saturday’s drawing. This is the fifth time the jackpot has rolled over since a New York player won $130 million in November.
The numbers drawn Wednesday night were 6, 9, 11, 31, 44 and the red Powerball was 25. About 476,000 winners won an incredible total of more than $12 million in non-jackpot prizes Wednesday night.
There were seven lucky winners who matched all five white balls drawn Wednesday to win second prizes. Three of the $1 million winning tickets were sold in Oklahoma, and one each was sold in Indiana and California.
Two of the players who matched all five white balls drawn chose to add the PowerPlay option to their tickets for an extra dollar. For the extra risk, those players from Washington, D.C. and Missouri each won $2 million second prizes.
California plays lottery games on a pari-mutuel basis, so payouts vary depending on the number of people betting on a game. Because of this system, the California winner who matched all five white balls Wednesday will collect $1,072,680 when they redeem their ticket.
Along with the seven lucky new millionaires made Wednesday night, 31 players scored $10,000 third prizes, and six more added PowerPlay to third-prize winning tickets, netting $40,000 last night.
Powerball players can only hope that Saturday’s drawing is as lucky as Wednesday’s. The estimated $100 million jackpot carries a $56.1 million cash value, and tickets are bound to start selling more quickly with each rollover.
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