Did anyone win the $570 million Powerball jackpot?
For the second time this year, one of the ten-highest Powerball jackpots in history was on the line Wednesday.
WASHINGTON — The Powerball jackpot will keep getting bigger.
Nobody won the $570 million jackpot on Wednesday, so it’s going to increase to $620 million for Saturday’s drawing — the sixth-largest jackpot in the game’s history. That’s a potential cash payout of $446 million.
The numbers Wednesday were 02-07-11-17-32 and the red Powerball was 11. The Power Play was 3X. The odds of selecting all six balls correctly to win the jackpot are 1 in 292.2 million.
There were five $1 million tickets sold in California, Florida, Indiana, New York and Wisconsin. Three $2 million tickets were sold in Michigan, Ohio and Oklahoma.
Even if someone wins it all on Saturday, it won’t be the largest jackpot this year. Back in January, a Maryland group who nicknamed themselves “The Power Pack” won $731.1 million, which was the fourth-largest Powerball jackpot. They chose the $546.8 million lump sum cash option – approximately $366.6 million after federal and state taxes.
Powerball is played in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Last month, Powerball added a Monday drawing to its weekly lineup of Wednesday and Saturday evening drawings. At the time of the announcement, Powerball proclaimed the addition of the Monday drawing would lead to “larger, faster-growing jackpots.”
The Powerball website says game sales are usually stronger for a Saturday drawing versus a Wednesday or Monday drawing, which means the jackpot will be pushed higher on those days.