Powerball jackpot rises past $320 million
Wed, 15 Aug 2012 11:29:09 GMT —
The Powerball jackpot has grown past $320 million for Wednesday's drawing.
The prize grew after no one matched all six numbers in the multi-state lottery drawing Saturday night. The winning numbers were: 4, 13, 39, 46 and 51. The Powerball was 1.
The multi-state drawing is headed for a possible record jackpot, which should keep growing as people buy more lottery tickets before the drawing. The biggest Powerball prize ever won was six years ago: $365 million.
Although no one hit the jackpot, several people made out nicely. Five Powerball tickets won $1 million because they matched five of the six winning numbers, according to the official Powerball website. The million-dollar tickets were sold in Florida, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports
that no one has won big in Powerball since June 23, when a couple from Connecticut won $60 million.