No-one successfully matched the winning numbers 6, 15, 27, 31, 39 and 25, and the prize now carries over to Friday’s draw with an estimated $145 million at stake.
Twelve winners from Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas and Virginia did manage to match five balls, each scooping $250,000.
Players with a nose for big jackpots will also know that tonight’s Powerball top prize is set to hit $400 million, the fifth highest amount in US lottery history. With over 50 million tickets sold for the last Friday’s $317 million prize, it’s almost guaranteed that there’ll be many more dealt out for this draw. When the Powerball’s jackpot hit $590.5 million in May, over 232 million were bought, and the mammoth amount was finally claimed by Gloria McKenzie of Florida.
In other news, a man from Illinois left $2 million sitting in the glove compartment of his car for two months. Giuseppe Anelli (pictured right), of Addison, says he forgot all about his Millionaire Raffle ticket he bought for the 4th of July draw. Upon looking in the vehicle’s drawer only two weeks ago, he spotted the ticket and took it to a gas station to have it scanned, where he was advised to file a claim. Giuseppe and his wife plan to pay off the mortgage and set up college funds for their three children with the newfound fortune.
LotteryWorld urges all players to keep their tickets safe and to check your numbers as soon as possible after a lottery draw: you never know when your numbers will come in. Check up on the latest Powerball and Mega Millions results at Lottery.net.