The Powerball jackpot is currently back at $40 million as a ticket in Virginia won the $217 prize in Wednesday's drawing. The winning ticket was sold in Richmond, and represented the biggest single prize won since the record $588 million prize in Novmeber, which was split between two tickets.
The winning numbers for Wednesday's drawing were: 5, 27, 36, 38, 41, Powerball: 12.
There was also a $2 million Match 5 Power Play winner in Rhode Island, and winners in Arizona, Connecticut, Illinois, Kentucky and New York for the $1 million Match 5 prize. There were a total of 1,150,522 winners on Wednesday. Non-jackpot prizes amounted to $15,648,360.
Odds of winning the jackpot, according to the Multi-State Lottery Association, are 1 in 175,223,510.
The next drawing is scheduled for Saturday night.
And now for the classic Powerball Twitter buzz:
what if this powerball ticket i have in my purse is a winner and ive been working the last 2 days for nothing ?
Just played Powerball.. #FeelingLucky
AND PACKS OF CIGARETTES IN CASE IM SNOWED IN AND LOTTERY BECAUSE I NEED MY POWERBALL TICKETS.
Holy crap! The odds of an asteroid hitting the earth are 10,000x better than me winning the Powerball !!!
perhaps i can dream up those powerball numbers for tomorrow?