Although no players hit the jackpot, the results revealed that 484,617 ticket holders won a prize. Three ticket holders from Georgia, New Jersey and New Mexico matched all five main numbers to win $1 million each. Lottery officials from all three states have yet to release information on where the winning $1 million tickets were purchased.
In addition to the Match 5 winners, 42 ticket holders matched four main numbers and the Powerball to win $10,000. Seven of the winners opted for the Power Play which meant their win increased to $40,000. For further information on Powerball, visit Powerball.net.
As there is now a jackpot in excess of $100 million at stake, ticket sales for Saturday’s draw are sure to rise so it is advisable for players to purchase their tickets for Saturday’s draw in plenty of time to be in with a chance of winning the Powerball jackpot.
Other Powerball News
Saturday’s draw will be the last with the current Power Play format. Currently, players who opt to play Power Play receive set prizes ranging from 2x to 4x the value of the standard Powerball prize. However, from the drawing on Wednesday January 22 2014, the Power Play prizes will be multiplied by 2, 3, 4 or 5.
The change will apply to secondary prizes excluding the Match 5 prize tier. In this tier players opting for the Power Play, and who go on to match five main numbers, will still win $2 million instead of the standard $1 million prize. To read more about the new Power Play format, visit the PALottery.com.