Thursday, November 22, 2012

Saturday's Powerball Jackpot Climbs To $325 Million

No one won Wednesday night's November 21, 2012 POWERBALL jackpot which caused the Saturday November 24, 2012 jackpot to climb to an estimated $325 million ($212.8 million cash value).
Wednesday night's winning lottery numbers can be viewed here

There was one power play winner in Texas who matched 5 of 5 numbers for $2 million.  

Two winners matched 5 of 5 numbers to win $1 million.  Those winners were from Georgia and New York.
The overall odds of winning the Powerball jackpot are 1 in 175,223,510.  
Since POWERBALL launched in Florida in January 2009, Florida has had the strongest POWERBALL and Power Play sales of any U.S. lottery, exceeding more than $1.4 billion and yielding $557 million in education funding to date.  Additionally, the Florida Lottery has had the most winners in the nation, winning more than $570 million in prizes, including four jackpot winners.  

Florida Lottery retailers who sell a jackpot winning ticket for this drawing will receive a bonus incentive of $80,000.  If there is a jackpot winning ticket sold in Florida and it includes Power Play, the retailer will receive an extra $20,000.  If there is a 5 of 5 winner with Power Play, the retailer will receive $5,000. 
POWERBALL jackpot prizes are paid in 30 annual installments or as a one-time, lump-sum payment. Jackpot prizes must be claimed within the first 60 days after the winning draw to receive the cash option of $203.3 million. Winners have 180 days from the applicable drawing to claim their prize.