Powerball Jackpot Grows To $27 Million

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In this photo, a woman holds a ticket for the Powerball lottery jackpot of $450 million in Los Angeles on Feb. 9, 2015.

The Powerball drawing on Saturday night did not yield a grand prize winner for the estimated $20 million jackpot with a cash option of $12 million. The next drawing, which will take place on Monday, will see the jackpot grow to $27 million, with a $16.1 million cash value. 

The drawing comes after a player in Arizona hit the Wednesday jackpot for $473.1 million with a cash value of $283.3 million. The winner has yet to come forward to claim their prize.

The winning lottery numbers drawn on Saturday, April 30 were 14, 21, 37, 44, and 63, with a red Powerball of 1. The Power Play was 3X. 

Despite the lack of grand prize winners, two players became instant millionaires following the latest drawing. A ticket in New Jersey and another from Pennsylvania hit the Match 5, winning $1 million apiece. 

The ticket holders could have won $2 million each, if they matched five numbers with the Power Play.

There were 12 players who hit the Match 4 plus red Powerball and won $50,000. Nine hit the Match 4 plus red Powerball with the Power Play and won $150,000.

The rest of the monetary wins from the night ranged between $4 and $300. A total of 447,932 players took home prizes from the latest jackpot.

Jackpot winners need to match the six numbers on their ticket to the drawn six-number combination. Five numbers must be selected from 1 to 69 for the white balls, and a number is selected from 1 to 26 for the red Powerball. 

There is a 1 in 292.2 million chance of winning the Powerball jackpot.


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Photo: Reuters/Jonathan Alcorn

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