Powerball Climbs Above $300 Million
Wednesday night's drawing in the multi-state Powerball Lottery did not create any new millionaires. There was no big winner for the top prize of $293 million. That's the bad news. The good news is that Saturday night just before 10 PM you could be an even bigger winner should you choose to play the Powerball game.
The drawing on Wednesday night did pay out over $6.5 million in ancillary prizes but there no $2 million or $1 million dollar large prizes. If you weren't aware, the game pays $2 million to a ticket holder that matches all five of the drawn numbers with the exception of the Powerball. The player must have also chosen the Power Play option. There is a $1 million payout for players that match the five numbers with no Power Play.
Wednesday's Winning Numbers : 28-41-61-63-65 PB 7
Game officials are speculating that Saturday night's drawing will be for a top prize of $320 million. Tickets must be purchased at least one hour before drawing time. That means that ticket sales across the area will cease at 8:59 PM on Saturday evening.