Someone, somewhere might soon be making plans for an early retirement — the Powerball lottery numbers were drawn Wednesday night.
The winning numbers are 12-36-38-54-61, Powerball: 22, Power Play: 3.
Before the drawing, stores across Long Island predicted the largest turnout for ticket purchases would be between Monday and Wednesday.PHOTOSPast lottery winners on Long IslandDataSearch LI lottery winners
The Wednesday jackpot was $300 million.
Typically, the demand for tickets intensifies when jackpots reach $300 million or more, lottery experts say.
Wednesday’s jackpot was far from the record Powerball prize of $590.5 million in May 2013, but it will pay out a lump sum of $184.2 million before taxes, if at least one winning ticket is claimed.
The richest jackpot in U.S. history is a Mega Millions prize of $656 million in March 2012.