Powerball Jackpot Rolls Past $100 Million
Jan. 16, 2014 – Nobody matched all six winning numbers from Wednesday night’s Powerball drawing, so the jackpot rolled on to an estimated $113 million prize.
The winning numbers drawn Wednesday were 7, 8, 9, 24, 29 and the red Powerball was 25. More than 480,000 Powerball players matched one of the game’s nine winning combinations, collectively raking in nearly $7 million in prize money.
While nobody was able to claim the $93 million prize featured in last night’s drawing, there were three players who matched the first five numbers drawn to win Powerball’s second prize.
Those three winning tickets were sold in Georgia, New Jersey and New Mexico, and each player will receive a $1 million prize before taxes. None of the three chose to add the Power Play multiplier to their tickets, which would have turned their $1 million into $2 million.
Wednesday’s drawing made 39 winners $10,000 richer, after they matched four white numbers and the red Powerball to win the game’s third prize. Another seven players matched the same combination, but had added Power Play to their tickets. Those seven winners scored $40,000 third prizes.
The next drawing, featuring an estimated $113 million annuity jackpot with a $63.2 million cash value, will be Saturday at 11 p.m. EST.
The LotteryHUB app makes it simple to keep track of your Powerball numbers with the ticket entry tool. Enter your numbers, and the app will check them for you and send you an email when it looks like you’ve won.
With triple-digit jackpot advertisements going up all over the country, it’s looking like jackpot fever is about to start all over again. Don’t miss your chance to score some big cash prizes, maybe even the jackpot. Remember: you can’t win if you don’t play.