Powerball winning numbers drawn, jackpot at $307M

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The winning numbers in Wednesday evening's drawing of the "Powerball" game were:

12-30-36-47-62, Powerball: 9, Power Play: 4

The estimated jackpot is $307 million.

QUICK POWERBALL FACTS

Current jackpot at $307 million; cash option of $193.2 million
Jackpots start at $40 million
Overall odds of winning the jackpot 1:292,201,338
Drawings are at 9:59 p.m. (CT) every Wednesday and Saturday

Due to continued strong sales in Illinois and across the nation, Friday's Mega Millions jackpot has been bumped to $393 million. The increased jackpot is now the fifth largest in the game's history. The Mega Millions jackpot has been rolling since it was last won Friday, April 28.

The winning numbers from the Tuesday, August 8, Mega Millions drawing were - 11 - 17 - 50 - 52 - 74 - and the Mega Ball number was 14. While there was no jackpot winner in Tuesday night's drawing, Illinois players won more than 134,000 prizes, ranging from $1 to $5,000.
QUICK MEGA MILLIONS FACTS
Current jackpot is $382 million; cash option of $238 million
Jackpots start at $15 million
Overall odds of winning the jackpot 1:258,890,850
Drawings are at 10 p.m. (CT) every Tuesday and Friday

For the first time, U.S. lottery players will have a choice of games offering jackpots topping $300 million.

In the seven years since all U.S. lotteries began selling both Powerball and Mega Millions tickets, both games have never offered prizes so large at the same time.

The jackpot for Tuesday night's Mega Millions drawing is an estimated $350 million, and the top prize for Wednesday night's Powerball drawing is $307 million. Those prizes are based on annuity options, paid over 29 years.

Cash prizes would be an estimated $218.3 million for Mega Millions and $193.2 million for Powerball.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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