Powerball Jackpot Rolls to $70 Million

Apr 03, 14 Powerball Jackpot Rolls to $70 Million

April 3, 2014 – No Powerball tickets matched all six winning numbers drawn Wednesday night, so the jackpot prize rolled over for the third time since a Missouri couple won a $96.5 million jackpot March 22.

The winning numbers drawn Wednesday night were 8, 13, 19, 22, 53 and the red Powerball was 24.  The Power Play multiplier drawn was 2x, so winning tickets with the Power Play option added are worth double their normal value.

One lucky Powerball player from Michigan became a millionaire overnight after matching all five white numbers drawn.  That winner did not add the Power Play option to their tickets, which would have made their second prize worth $2 million.

Twenty-two other players matched five numbers – four of the white balls and the Powerball – to win third prizes Wednesday night.  Five of those winners had the Power Play option added to their tickets, so they’ll receive $20,000 third prizes.

The remaining 17 third-prize winners will each receive the normal $10,000 third prize.

Altogether there were more than 410,000 winners Wednesday night, collectively winning more than $3.6 million in non-jackpot prizes.  72,000 Powerball tickets with Power Play earned nearly $1 million of the total winnings Wednesday night.

Saturday’s estimated $70 million annuity jackpot carries with it a cash value of about $40.7 million.

Players can watch Saturday’s drawing live, right from their smartphone with the LotteryHUB mobile app.  The official app of Powerball and Mega Millions, LotteryHUB is free for iOS, Android and Windows Phone.

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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

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