March 23, 2014 – One ticket sold in Missouri matched all six winning numbers drawn in Saturday’s Powerball drawing, making that lucky Powerball winner $96.5 million richer.
The winning numbers drawn Saturday were 13, 28, 31, 55, 58 and the red Powerball was 15. Saturday’s Power Play multiplier was 2x, so players who won third or lower prizes with Power Play added to their tickets will receive twice the normal prize value.
According to a Missouri Lottery press release, Saturday’s jackpot winner is the 29th from Missouri.
While the Missouri Lottery may be accustomed to writing such big checks after nearly 30 jackpot winners, Saturday’s winner surely isn’t used to receiving such big checks.
Missouri Lottery Executive Director May Scheve Reardon said in a press release Sunday that the Lottery wants the new multi-millionaire to take their time and seek advice before claiming almost $100 million from the Lottery.
The jackpot winner wasn’t the only exciting win in Missouri Saturday either. Another ticket there was one of five sold across the country that matched all five white numbers in Saturday’s drawing to win Powerball’s second prize.
Each of those five winners – from Kansas, Massachusetts, Maryland, Missouri and Texas – will receive $1 million second prizes.
Another 31 players also matched five of the six winning numbers – four white numbers and the Powerball – to win the game’s third prize. Four of those winners added the Power Play option and will receive $20,000. The other 27 will receive Powerball’s normal $10,000 third prize.
Altogether there were nearly 500,000 winners made in Saturday’s drawing. While the jackpot winner is the only player to become a multi-millionaire Saturday, non-jackpot winners scored more than $8 million in prize money.
Now that the jackpot has been won, Powerball’s top prize resets to its $40 million starting point for Wednesday’s drawing. That estimated annuity jackpot carries with it a cash value of about $23 million.
Players can watch the drawing live, right on their smartphone with the free LotteryHUB app, and iOS and Android users can even save their numbers into the app to use LotteryHUB’s ticket tracking tools.
Once the winning numbers are drawn, LotteryHUB will check your saved numbers for you. If it looks like you’re a winner, we’ll send you an email to let you know – never miss a prize again.