Powerball Jackpot Back To $40 Million After Winner Hits At $337 MillionBy: Chris Crum - August 16, 2012
The Powerball Jackpot was up to $337 million on Wednesday before someone finally won it. The ticket was sold in Michigan, reportedly at a Sunoco gas station.
The winning numbers were: 06 27 46 51 56, Powerball: 21. Odds of winning the jackpot, according to the Multi-State Lottery Association, are 1 in 175,223,510.
8 tickets were sold that won Wednesday’s $1 million Match 5 prize. Two were sold in Indiana, and there were winners in Kansas, Kentucky, New Jersey, New Mexico, Pennsylvania and Virginia. An additional ticket in Nebraska added the Power Play to win $ 2 million. 2,689,630 tickets won cash prizes for a total of $27 million.
As could be expected, there’s a fair amount of both congratulations and bitterness about the jackpot being expressed on Twitter:
I didn’t win the #Powerball…I have to go to work
Somebody in Michigan won the $337 million dollar #Powerball lottery. Congrats to them..
I know I didn’t wake up 337 million dollars richer. #Powerball
Congratulations to the person who bought the winning #Powerball ticket! Live it up!
Looks like the ten bucks I’ve been spending each Wednesday & Saturday for last few weeks will go back to bar tabs! #Powerball
and it is Thursday!! Woooooohooooooo!! Another blessed day in the DMV!! Did NOT play the #Powerball
Looks like I’m going to have to wait just a little longer until all my dreams come true, someone stole the winning #powerball ticket from me
The Jackpot is now sitting at its guaranteed $40 million, with the next drawing to take place on Saturday night.