Powerball Jackpot At $50 Million For First 2013 DrawingBy: Chris Crum - January 2, 2013
A Florida ticket won the $50 million Powerball jackpot last week. Now, it’s at $50 million again.
The last drawing was on Saturday, 12/29. With drawings taking place on Saturdays and Wednesdays, tonight will bring the first drawing of the New Year.
Saturday’s winning numbers were 26, 46, 50, 52, 55, Powerball: 14. There were no jackpot winners for that one, though there was a $2 million Match 5 Power Play winner in South Carolina, as well as a $1 million Match 5 winner in Colorado.
There were a total of 399,245 winners of non-jackpot prizes totaling $5,893,382.
Odds of winning the jackpot, according to the Multi-State Lottery Association, are 1 in 175,223,510.
The $50 million jackpot may not be much compared to the recent $587.5 million prize, but there are more than a few people who would be happy to claim it. Here are a few from Twitter:
All I want in 2013 is to be happy and healthy..oh and a winning Powerball ticket would be nice too. =)
@GentleMarisa I have great dreams of opening a children’s theater as soon I hit the powerball. Hurrah for the all-American retirement plan!
I really need this powerball jackpot to be mine…
Man I hope I hit the Powerball tonite
#mymoment will come when I hit the damn powerball!
Why can’t I just win the powerball so I can follow the duck migration from Canada to friggin Louisiana every year and drop out of school