Powerball jackpot rolls to $330M after winning numbers drawing

February 13, 2014 8:46:33 AM PST
No one hit the jackpot when Powerball's winning numbers were drawn for $286 million Wednesday, so the prize grows for Saturday's drawing.

Wednesday night's winning numbers: 52 - 49 - 36 - 57 - 44 PB: 1

The jackpot was up to $330 million - with a cash payout of $189 million - Thursday morning after no one matched all six numbers. Players won $1 million each after matching five numbers in California, Florida, Idaho, Michigan, New York, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

Powerball's website said 992,190 people won a total of $13,741,222 in non-jackpot prizes in Wednesday's drawing.

Since Illinois introduced this multi-state lottery game, Powerball has contributed an estimated $120 million to the Illinois Common School Fund and Capital Projects Fund.

Jackpots start at $40 million. Illinois has had 40 Match 5 winners since January 18, 2012; Match 5 winners receive $1,000,000 each, which increases to $2,000,000 if they select the Power Play game option. Overall odds of winning a prize are 1:32; overall odds of winning the jackpot are 1:175,223,510. Drawings are at 9:59 p.m. CT every Wednesday and Saturday.


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