Thursday, March 21, 2013

Powerball Jackpot Climbs To $320 Million

No one won Wednesday night's (March 20, 2013) POWERBALL jackpot, so the estimate for the Saturday, March 23, 2013 jackpot rose to $320 million ($198.3 million cash value).
 
When is Saturday night's Powerball drawing? The Powerball drawing will take place at 10:59 p.m. Eastern Time  /  9:59 p.m. Central Time  /  7:59 p.m. Pacific Time.
 
 
The most recent Powerball winning numbers can be viewed here

 
On Wednesday, there were no power play winners who matched 5 of 5 numbers for $2 million.  There were winners from 3 states who matched 5 of 5 numbers to win $1 million.  Those winners were from Florida, Kentucky, and Ohio.
 
The overall odds of winning the Powerball jackpot are 1 in 175,223,510.  

 
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 $198.3 million. Winners have 180 days from the applicable drawing to claim their prize.


 
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 $1.8 billion and yielding $756 million in education funding to date.  Additionally, the Florida Lottery has had the most winners in the nation, winning more than $719 million in prizes, including five jackpot winners.