LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (August 16, 2017) – Wednesday’s Powerball® jackpot sits at an estimated $430 million – making it the ninth largest Powerball jackpot up for grabs in game history.
This is the third time in 2017 that an advertised Powerball jackpot has gone above the $400 million mark.
Wednesday night’s drawing will be the 19th drawing since the jackpot was last hit on June 10 in California. Five tickets won $1 million in last Saturday’s Powerball drawing. The current Powerball jackpot run that started on June 14 has produced the following:
-Six $2 million-winning tickets
-24 $1 million-winning tickets
-14,350604 winning tickets across all prize categories
“Every lottery ticket our players buy helps fund scholarships for Arkansas students,” said Arkansas Scholarship Lottery Director Bishop Woosley. “However, a higher percentage of profits from jackpot draw games like Powerball and Mega Millions and Natural State Jackpot goes to scholarships, which means even more financial help for Arkansas students.”
Powerball is a multi-state jackpot game. Drawings are held at 9:59 p.m. (Central Time) every Wednesday and Saturday in Florida. Five numbered balls are drawn from 1 to 69 and one numbered ball is drawn from 1 to 26. If all your numbers match those that are drawn, you win the jackpot, which starts at $40 million and grows until someone wins.
If other players also match all six numbers, the prize will be shared in equal amounts. Each Powerball play is $2. For an additional dollar, players can add the Power Play® option to multiply non-jackpot winnings by 2, 3, 4, 5 or 10 times except for the Match-5 prize, which is set at $2 million.
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