Powerball Reaches $80 Million
March 16, 2014 – The Powerball jackpot is continuing its climb after nobody won the $70 million prize that was up for grabs in Saturday’s drawing. Ahead of Wednesday night’s draw, the jackpot’s value is estimated at $80 million.
The winning numbers drawn Saturday night were 2, 5, 34, 51, 58 and the red Powerball was 9. The Power Play multiplier drawn Saturday night was 4x, so players who added the optional multiplier to their tickets and won third or lower prizes will receive four times the normal prize value.
Though none of them were able to scoop the Saturday’s $70 million jackpot, there were more than 485,000 winners who together netted more than $8.8 million in non-jackpot prizes.
Among all those winners were four new millionaires, one each from Florida, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. All four matched the five white numbers drawn to win Powerball’s second prize.
The winner in West Virginia had the Power Play option added to their ticket and will receive a $2 million prize, while the other three second-prize winners will receive the game’s normal $1 million second prize.
Twenty-two other players matched four white numbers and the Powerball to win third prizes. Five of these winners had Power Play added to their tickets and will receive $40,000 third prizes, while the other 17 will receive the normal $10,000 Powerball third prize.
Wednesday night’s drawing will be held at about 11 p.m. The estimated $80 million jackpot carries with it a cash value worth more than $45 million.
Powerball players looking for their chance to pocket that jackpot should remember to buy their tickets before sales close for Wednesday’s drawing; read this post to see a state-by-state list of closing times.
Then, once you’ve got your ticket, remember that you can save your numbers into the LotteryHUB mobile app and we’ll check them for you.
Once the winning numbers are drawn, LotteryHUB will check your saved tickets 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.
Good luck Wednesday night!