Powerball’s jackpot rose to $420 million in Wednesday’s draw, but the lottery’s winning streak continues.
WASHINGTON – It was another winless night for lottery players on Wednesday.
Powerball’s jackpot rose to $420 million but no one will take home the prize.
The lottery game hasn’t seen a jackpot winner in weeks. The prize now rises to an estimated $454 million for the next drawing as the top prize nears half a billion dollars.
The Powerball winning numbers for Wednesday were 14-30-41-42-59 with Powerball 6 and Power Play 5.
Players can keep gambling away their chances at the prize as it moves closer to one of the top 10 biggest Powerball jackpot prizes. The next drawing will take place on Saturday 15th October.
Players must match all five numbers and the Powerball to win the grand prize. The likelihood of that happening? Less than 1 in 292 million.
There were no millionaire winners on Wednesday, but four people became millionaires after Monday’s drawing. TThree players in Florida, Illinois and Minnesota Purchased $1 million in winning tickets prior to Monday night’s drawing; and a The fourth winner in Iowa’s ticket is worth $2 million Because of the power play.
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Powerball isn’t the only lottery game with a steaming jackpot, as the Mega Millions has also been winless for several months.
Without Tuesday’s winner, the Mega Millions for Friday’s draw increased to $494 million. A flat cash option that most winners go for is set at $248.7 million. This is the third time this year that the Mega Millions jackpot has surpassed $400 million, according to Mega Millions.
A near-record-breaking $1.377 billion jackpot sent Americans into a lottery frenzy in July until a winner in Illinois took home the grand prize. Last month, two people came forward to claim this award but chose to remain anonymous.
While Mega Millions has had several headline-grabbing jackpots in recent years, Powerball claims to hold the world record for the largest jackpot, winning a whopping $1.586 billion in 2016.
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https://www.kvue.com/article/news/lottery/powerball-jackpot-wednesdays-drawing/507-3ec76e0a-9978-48a5-84e9-9e84494f99b8 Powerball results for Wednesday 12th October