Powerball Jackpot Reaches $450 MillionTuesday February 10th 2015
The Powerball jackpot has increased to a mind-blowing $500 million (cash option $337.8 million) after no player could snap up the $360 million windfall offered up in last Saturday’s drawing. The winning numbers were 5, 10, 21, 34, and 58 with Powerball 33 and Power Play number 5. An astonishing ten ticket holders matched all five main numbers drawn to win $1 million each, while a single participant in Massachusetts matched five main numbers with Power Play to win $2 million. Have a look at the Powerball results page to find out more about the last drawing.
The top prize has escaped the desperate grasp of players since November 29th 2014, when Lisa Quam of Washington State won $90 million (cash option $56.8 million) after playing Powerball for the first time. There’s never been a more appropriate situation for the phrase “beginner’s luck”!
Even if the jackpot is won on Wednesday, it will still be the third largest prize in the game’s history. Gloria Mackenzie currently holds the title for the largest prize won on a single ticket for any lottery game, having clinched $590.5 million (cash option $370.8 million) in May 2013. The second largest prize, worth $587.5 million (cash option $384.7 million) was split by two ticket holders, Matthew Good and Cindy and Mark Hill, in November 2012.
Does the thought of nearly half a billion dollars in the bank sound tempting? If so, make your way over to the Powerball information page, where you can learn all about this great game and pick up tickets for the next drawing, set to be held on Wednesday night. Make sure you grab your entries in good time; ticket sales are bound to be through the roof and the last thing you want to is to miss out on your chance to win big tomorrow!
NOTE: The Powerball jackpot was re-estimated on February 11th and has skyrocketed to an incredible $500 million, with a cash option of $337.8 million! The increased top prize is due to the high amount of ticket sales generated by news of a potential nine-figure windfall. Don't wait - make sure you buy Powerball tickets online or from official retailers as soon as possible so that you don't lose an opportunity to pick up an extraordinary prize!