As the sun rises across Texas this morning residents in Beaumont are preparing for Family Arts Day on Saturday, in Port Neches RiverFest is this weekend, and Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church in Houston is preparing for its Spring Arts Festival too. So, it would certainly be a great weekend to have a little extra spending money. If you played Powerball with the Texas Lottery on Wednesday night, then you just might have more than enough for a weekend of fun and more. 


The Texas Lottery has confirmed that the drawing in the Powerball multi-state lottery game on Wednesday did not produce a jackpot winner. No tickets sold for Wednesday matched the numbers needed to claim the game's top prize of $180,300,000. But there were some big money winners and at least one of those winners purchased a Powerball ticket in Texas.

Here's how Wednesday's Powerball drawing unfolded for May 1, 2024.

The numbers that bounded out of the hopper and onto the screen were:

01   11   19   21   68   Powerball 15   Power Play x2

Use those numbers for reference but you'll want to verify your ticket at the Official Powerball website or the Official Texas Lottery website. Those sites will also have detailed information on what you need to do should you be holding a money winner.

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As we mentioned the top prize in Texas for Wednesday's Powerball was a $50,000 winner that matched four of the five white balls and the Powerball. The ticket's purchaser did not opt-in for the Power Play. Elsewhere around Texas, thirty-six tickets sold for last night earned a prize of $200. There were also 102 other tickets sold in Texas that earned a top prize of $100.

The Powerball jackpot will now climb to an estimated $203 million for Saturday's drawing. That amount is estimated annuitized jackpot, the lump sum payout for a win on Saturday would earn $92.7 million before taxes. 







On Friday the Mega Millions game will hold its second drawing of the week. The jackpot for Mega Millions is estimated to be $284 million when they draw at 10 p.m. on Friday.

Remember, most lottery tickets purchased are not winners so please play responsibly and only spend what you can afford to lose. If you need help with a gambling problem you may call 1-800- GAMBLER. The call and the referral are free. Good Luck.

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