Powerball Jackpot Estimated at $250 MillionWednesday February 8th 2012
Tonight players in the Powerball will be crossing their fingers and hoping that they will match the numbers drawn to become top prize winners as the Powerball jackpot available to win is estimated at $250 million. This impressive top prize has rolled over a total of 12 times and to date this year this multi-state lottery is yet to have any Powerball jackpot winners. Therefore, the question is will any players strike lucky in tonight’s draw and match the Powerball results, or will the top prize remain elusive and rollover for the 13th time in a row?
The last time the Powerball jackpot was won was on Christmas Eve last year. In this draw one ticket, which was bought in Maryland, matched all five numbers along with the Powerball to win $125 million. Since then players in this multi-state lottery have failed to match the numbers drawn, allowing for the jackpot to rollover and increase in size.
Having the chance to win an impressive amount of money like this doesn’t happen every day and the last time the Powerball jackpot surpassed the $250 million mark was on the 2nd November 2011 when there was a top prize of $254 million available to win. In this particular draw one winning ticket, which was bought in Connecticut by three asset managers matched the numbers drawn to win this desired top prize.
Don’t forget, if you don’t quite match all of the numbers drawn tonight then you can still become a millionaire. Since the Powerball changes came in play all players that match just five numbers can win $1 million, however if they then match the Power Play on top of that they can double their Powerball win to $2 million – so have your Powerball tickets ready for tonight’s draw and you never know, you could be waking up tomorrow morning a top prize winner!
Written by Brett Levenson