Jan 15

Powerball Jackpot Hits $289 Million

The Powerball top prize has soared to $289 million after Wednesday’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.

Wednesday’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 it’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.

There’s still time to grab Powerball tickets from authorized retailers across the country. If you’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.

by Mike Redfern
Updated March 30th, 2016