BloggersAisha Al-Muslim Jennifer Barrios Bill Bleyer Denise M. Bonilla Sophia Chang Tara Conry Carl Corry Erin Geismar Scott Eidler Mitch Freedman Mackenzie Issler Carl MacGowan Deborah S. Morris Ted Phillips Candice Ruud David Schwartz Nicholas Spangler Joshua Stewart Brittany Wait Patrick Whittle
Powerball jackpot for tonight at least $317M
Six winning tickets came just short of the Powerball jackpot Wednesday night, increasing tonight's potential take to at least $317 million.
Tickets in upstate New York, Georgia, Indiana, Maine and Nebraska came up as Match 5 winners for a $1 million take Wednesday, but no one hit the final Powerball number. In addition, a Pennsylvania Match 5 winning ticket scored for $2 million after taking the "Power Play" option for $1 extra.
Saturday's Powerball grand prize could wind up even higher, depending on sales. A lone winning ticket for $317 million, if purchased with a lump-sum option, would bring a cash payment of $176.3 million, before taxes. o
According to the Powerball website, $14,638,076 in secondary prizes were won Wednesday night.
The winning numbers in Wednesday night’s drawing were 11-19-33-42-52 and Powerball number 33.