Powerball players had a chance to win the 12th biggest jackpot in US lottery history on Wednesday night.
The winning numbers in the $ 550 million raffle, the game’s biggest prize in almost two years, were 4, 19, 23, 25, 49 and Powerball 14. If No One Matches Five White Balls and Powerball red, the jackpot will increase again. for Saturday’s drawing.
The two main lottery games in the country, without a jackpot since last fall, are bursting with cash.
The Mega Millions jackpot rose to $ 750 million – the fifth largest in lottery history and the second largest in the game to date – after Tuesday night’s draw failed to produce a winner. The next draw will take place on Friday evening.
Nine tickets corresponded to five numbers in Tuesday’s draw, with one ticket, sold in Florida, worth $ 2 million because that player purchased the optional Megaplier, according to a Mega Millions press release. The other eight tickets will each bring in $ 1 million.
Mega Millions has won 34 cartoons with no winner since September, when a $ 119 million jackpot was won in Wisconsin. Friday’s result is tied for the longest in gaming history – after 35 draws in 2016, a jackpot of $ 536 million was awarded in Indiana.
The Powerball jackpot hasn’t been won since September 16, a prize of $ 94.6 million in New York City. Wednesday night’s draw comes after 33 without a winner.
The two jackpots are far from the biggest jackpot in the US lottery – a $ 1.58 billion Powerball jackpot divided by three winners in 2016.
The jackpots promoted by lotteries are the winnings of winners who take an annuity option, in which the prizes are paid out over 30 years. Most winners go for the cash option, now $ 411.4 million for Powerball and $ 550.6 million for Mega Millions.
Powerball and Mega Millions are played in 45 states as well as Washington, DC and the US Virgin Islands. Powerball is also offered in Puerto Rico.
Contribute: The Associated Press