Sunday, August 31, 2014

US Powerball Jackpot Reaches $100 Million

No tickets matched the five main numbers and the Powerball last night, so Wednesday's US Powerball drawing has an estimated jackpot of $100 million.

It's the fifth time this year the game has offered a nine figure pot. The last time a US Powerball player won a nine figure prize was Wednesday, July 9, when one ticket scooped $122 million.

The largest US Powerball jackpot this year was the $425.3 million prize won on Wednesday, February 19, by a player from Milpitas, California.

The present Powerball jackpot is four times larger than this week's US Mega Millions jackpot. The next drawing is on Tuesday, but the $25 million top prize is small by Mega Millions standards. Nine figure prizes are quite common and one ticket holder scooped a $180 million win less than two weeks ago.