Usually, three times is the charm but for one lucky lotto winner, all it took was one! Buzz60’s Mercer Morrison has the story.
The numbers drawn Saturday night, Feb. 23:
4-6-14-20-32 with a Powerball of 13
The actual prize was announced at $302.2 million.
No one matched all six numbers, so the next drawing on Wednesday, Feb. 27, will be worth an estimated $322 million.
Have some big Valentine’s Day debts to pay?
You could change $2 into a $304 million payday Saturday night, when the Powerball jackpot offers the second-largest payday of any game so far in 2019. A New York player claimed the $437 million Mega Millions jackpot on New Year’s Day.
The Powerball cash option Saturday night would be $184.8 million.
It’s easy to play: Simply select five white balls between 1 and 69 and then a red Powerball between 1 and 26. Or just ask for a QuickPick ticket.
It’ll cost you $2 or toss in an extra dollar for the multiplier, giving you as much as 4 times the value of any consolation prize.
The odds of winning the big prize: 1 in 292,201,338.
The Tipton brothers orchestrated the largest lottery scam in U.S. history. They own properties valued at $1.8 million, which no state has seized.
Rachel Denny Clow, Corpus Christi Caller-Times
So far, the red Powerballs in 2019 have been mostly evenly distributed with the No. 1 and No. 24 the only ones selected twice in 15 drawings.
The drawing takes place at 11 p.m. Saturday.
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