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Thursday, January 07, 2016

Lottery official: No winner in $500M Powerball jackpot

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A lottery official says there is no jackpot winner in the drawing for a Powerball prize worth an estimated $500 million.

Kelly Cripe, a spokeswoman for the Texas Lottery, says no one matched the numbers drawn Wednesday night. She says that means the estimated prize for Saturday’s drawing is $675 million, the largest jackpot of any lottery game in U.S. history.

Wednesday’s jackpot was ranked as the sixth-largest offered in North America and the biggest since a $564.1 million Powerball prize shared by players from North Carolina, Texas and Puerto Rico last February.



Anonymous said...

I bought 5 sets of numbers for $10.Out of a total of 30 numbers (including the powerball #s) only one # matched and it was not the powerball #.

Anonymous said...

They changed the game again. Added more balls to white and red. This means the odds went way up and it will result in less winners/bigger jackpots. It is a ripoff. There are much better lottery games with better odds.

Zeph Stack said...

Luckily there was no winner in the next draw as well which enable the astonishing jackpot boost allowed the lottery fans worldwide to try luck in the history-making raffle. Agreeably enough there are games with shorter odd, yet the prizes at stake are smaller. I use to buy Powerball tickets online at Icelotto review when the pot exceed the 150 million dollars mar. I'm sure it gonna work sometimes.