For residents of Georgia, Illinois, Arizona and a number of other states who participate in the Powerball lottery, the jackpot has grown from $217 million to $260 million for Wednesday’s drawing.
While no one matched all six numbers in the multi-state lottery drawing Saturday night, 13 tickets matched five numbers correctly, including one in Georgia, that entitles those winners to $1 million. That according to the Powerball website.
There were three tickets that added the Power Play to win $2 million. Of those three winners, one was from Colorado and the other two were from Illinois.
Wednesday’s estimated $260 million jackpot has a $161.1 million cash value. The Powerball prize started at $105.6 million at the beginning of the month and has more than doubled – and almost tripled – since no winners of the big prize have yet been announced.
The winning numbers that no one was able to hit on March 16 were 3, 7, 21, 44 and 53. The Powerball was 16.
The odds of winning the jackpot are less than 1 in 175 million, according to Powerball’s site.
Wednesday night’s live drawing will take place at 11 p.m. only and in Atlanta will be televised on Channel 2, right before the 11 p.m. news.