Powerball Jackpot Is Now At $253 MillionBy: Chris Crum - August 9, 2012
The Powerball Jackpot is currently sitting at $253 Million, with the next drawing scheduled for Saturday night. The drawings, of course, occur each Wednesday and Saturday.
Wednesday’s winning numbers were 3,7,11,15,28, Powerball:12. There were no jackpot winners.
There was a $2 million prize winner in Florida for the Match 5 Power Play. For the $1 million Match 5 prize, there were winners in Connecticut, Washington D.C., Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma and Oregon.
There were a total of 1,175,151 winners on Wednesday, winning $32,919,815 in non-jackpot prizes. Odds of winning the jackpot, according to the Multi-State Lottery Association, are 1 in 1 in 175,223,510.
Typically, people are talking about the jackpot on Twitter, contemplating how to spend the money, should they be lucky enough to hit the winning numbers. Most of what we’re seeing right now is people complaining that they didn’t win. Still, there’s hope for the next drawing. Here’s a sample of some of the latest chatter:
Powerball winnings 253 million betta believe I’m playing it saturday!
Powerball is $253 Million on Saturday. I know I am not old or an illegal immigrant but will still buy a few tickets just in case.
Please lord allow me to hit powerball on Saturday!!!!
Powerball lottery now over 250 million. Don’t bother tho. I have the winning ticket.
@1RealtorRob1 after powerball, I’m installing a rum tower that will run directly to the faucets in our compound
My mom just put a powerball ticket on my forehead and asked me if I feel a vibe or if I feel rich? #weirdo
Powerball up to $253,000,000…whaaaaaaat!? I’m so getting tickets
I wanna win powerball so badly. I want $253 million and I wanna travel with Sara, Tsuo, Kazumi, and Panda.
this lady just said if she wins powerball she will pay for my college …! oh man i hope she wins
I’m going tell my mom play the powerball $253 million dollars on the line….that could pay my tuition I wouldn’t need a track scholarship
Im over work today!! Powerball over 253 million. Yeah gimmie a piece of that!
Powerball at 253 mill. Guess ima be worth 253 mill Sat.
Still no powerball winner. Someone is going to be ridiculously rich soon.
Someone’s going to get paid eventually.