The Powerball top prize has soared to $289 million after Wednesdayâ€™s draw failed to produce a jackpot winner. The game has been rolling over since November 29th of last year, with the jackpot quickly growing to nine figures by Wednesday, December 24th 2014.
Wednesdayâ€™s winning Powerball line was 12, 24, 35, 36 and 49 with Powerball 1 and Power Play 5. Four ticket holders from Georgia, North Carolina, New York State and South Carolina all matched five main numbers to win $1 million each. Another seven participants matched four main numbers, the Powerball and the Power Play number to snap up $50,000 each. The rest of the prizes distributed on the night were worth between $4 for matching just the Powerball (or one number and the Powerball) and $10,000 for matching four main numbers and the Powerball.
If no one wins the top prize on Saturday night, then itâ€™s highly likely that the Powerball jackpot for Wednesday 4th February will shoot past $300 million, an amount not seen since a rollover streak in late January and early February 2014 saw the top prize hit $425.3 million, when it was claimed by B. Raymond Buxton from Northern California.
Thereâ€™s still time to grab Powerball tickets from authorized retailers across the country. If youâ€™re new to the interstate lottery game and would like to know more about how it works before you take a chance on it, visit the Powerball lottery page at Lottery.net.