Powerball Jackpot Nears the $200 Million Mark

Thursday July 25th, 2013 – No players matched all of the Powerball numbers in last night’s draw, Wednesday July 24th, which means the jackpot now climbs even higher and nears the $200 million mark. An estimated $196 million is up for grabs in Saturday’s draw which could increase if there is a surge in ticket sales.

The winning numbers for Wednesday’s Powerball drawing were 9 – 29 – 40 – 44 – 54 and Powerball 7. While no players hit the jackpot there were an impressive 833,828 players who won a prize sharing a massive $12.2 million prize fund! The results show one ticket purchased in Pennsylvania, using the Power Play feature, matched the five main numbers to win $2 million while five tickets, purchased in Idaho (1), Missouri (2), New Jersey (1) and Tennessee (1), matched the five main numbers to each win $1 million.

There is no word yet on these winners so if you purchased a Powerball ticket in any of the states listed above for last night’s drawing, check your numbers carefully as you might be one of the lucky prize winners! If you have won a prize keep your ticket safe, sign the back and contact state lottery officials as soon as possible to claim your winnings.

For more information on Powerball, visit Powerball.net.

In other Powerball news, the largest jackpot winner in Powerball’s history, Gloria MacKenzie of Florida, has donated $2 million to her hometown High School in East Millinocket, Maine where her daughter teaches biology. Mrs MacKenzie won $590.5 million in May 2013 and has since purchased a $1.2 million mansion in Jacksonville, Florida.

According to USAToday.com, Mrs MacKenzie’s generous donation was confirmed by Superintendent Quenten Clark on Wednesday July 24th, 2013 and will go towards repairing the school roof.

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