Powerball Jackpot Grows to $348 Million After Weeks Without Grand Prize Winner
Less than four months after reaching a record $1.586 billion, the Powerball jackpot is again steadily growing, hitting an estimated $348 million after Saturday night’s drawing, the Multi-State Lottery Association said.
The winning numbers for the latest Powerball game, announced shortly before 8 p.m., were: 3, 12, 16, 32 and 34, with a Powerball number of 14.
Although no one won the grand prize, more than 1,236,000 people won a total of about $12.8 million, according to Powerball.com.
The current jackpot has now rolled 17 times since March 2, the last time a player matched all five numbers plus the Powerball to win the lottery’s jackpot.
The winning ticket, sold in Marathon, Florida, was worth $291.4 million.
Any player who matches all six numbers in the next drawing, scheduled for Wednesday, has the option of taking a one-time payment of $226.1 million, according to the Lottery Association. They can also choose to get the entire sum in annual installments over 30 years.
As California Lottery officials noted in a news release, the Powerball jackpot quickly rose after jumping past the $300 million mark, climbing a whopping $1 billion over the course of a week in January.
Three winning tickets matched all of the numbers chosen in the Jan. 13 drawing to split the record-setting prize, including one that was sold in Chino Hills.
The ticket holder has yet to be publicly identified; it remained unknown whether anyone claimed the $528.8 million prize.
Powerball tickets can be purchased at participating retailers for $2 apiece. Numbers are drawn at 7:59 p.m. on Wednesdays and Saturdays.