Lottery officials say nobody has won the Power ball jackpot and the top prize will now increase to about $425 million for the next drawing, the largest jackpot ever for the game. Iowa Lottery spokeswoman Mary Neubauer said sales were strong over the holiday week for Saturday’s drawing, which was estimated at $325 million before the numbers were picked. That was the fourth-largest jackpot in the game’s history.Neubauer says the jackpot for Wednesday’s drawing could go even higher than the estimated $425 million because sales pick up in the days before record drawings.
The previous top Power ball prize was $365 million, won in 2006 by a ConAgra Foods Workers in Lincoln, Neb.
The Power ball numbers for Saturday were 22-32-37-44-50, and the Power ball was 34.
Powerball officers say tickets oversubscribed in Arizona and Missouri matched all six numbers to win the record $587.5 million jackpot. currently the explore for the winners begins.
Early weekday morning, Sue Dooley, a production organizer for the Multi-State Lottery Association, told CBS newscast that one winning price tag had been bought in every state.
The numbers drawn Wed night were:
5, 16, 22, 23, 29 and Powerball of 6
Dooley told CBS newscast that the jackpot multiplied to $587.5 million by the time of the drawing, creating the money choice $384 million, which is able to be split equally.
An additional 8,924,123 players won smaller prizes, together with concerning sixty WHO every won a million-dollar prize for matching 5 numbers, Dooley same.
It was not clear whether or not the winning tickets belonged to people or were purchased by teams. Arizona lottery officers same early weekday morning that they had no data thereon state’s winner or winners however would announce wherever it absolutely was oversubscribed throughout a group discussion later within the day. Lottery officers in Missouri didn’t straightaway answer phone messages and emails seeking comment.
Americans went on a ticket-buying spree in recent days, the large cash attractive many folks WHO seldom, if ever, play the lottery.