Powerball Jackpot Jumps To $152 MillionBy: Toni Matthews-El - May 25, 2014
It’s that magical time again! The Powerball jackpot has hit climbed over $100 million. It usually takes the Powerball climbing to nine figures for otherwise non-interested members of the public to take a chance. And now with each passing win-less jackpot, more and more lottery fans are definitely going to participate.
The winning numbers were 15, 16, 28, 49, and 55. The red Powerball was 18 and the Power Play number was 2.
In addition to missing out on the jackpot, there were no Match 5 Power Play winners.
The good news is that though the bigger prizes remained untouched, there were a couple of lucky million dollar winners last night.
Two tickets that matched the five numbers but missed the Powerball and Power Play were sold in the states of Pennsylvania and Washington.
The official Powerball website revealed that there were a total of 561,807 winners for the 5/24/14 drawing. Prize money won totaled $5,312,552.
Those who missed out on the suspense of possibly becoming a mega millionaire overnight will have another shot on Wednesday May, 28th. That’s when the drawing for this latest jackpot will occur.
If there are no winners in midweek, there’s no telling how high the jackpot could climb as persons across 43 states, Washington D.C., and the citizens of the Virgin Islands try their hand at winning.
If someone were to win the upcoming Powerball jackpot, he or she will have their choice between the annuity option valued at $152 million or a lump sum cash option of $89.6 million (before taxes).
It’s been ten drawings since a winning ticket sold for $148.8 million in Florida back on April 23rd. With the jackpot surpassing that amount, it could mean we’re due for at least one lucky winner.
As for the Mega Millions, the jackpot is back at $20 million following the news that a ticket worth $149 million was sold near Pittsburgh, Pa.
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