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Powerball Jackpot Hits $173 Million Despite Having Made Three New Millionaires

Powerball Jackpot Hits $173 Million Despite Having Made Three New Millionaires

Saturday’s Powerball jackpot has reached an estimated $173 million, after no players matched the five main numbers plus the Powerball in last night’s drawing. The jackpot has rolled over nine times and was last won on September 16th, 2017. Although there were no jackpot winners in the Powerball drawing, three players, from Texas, California, and Wisconsin, are now millionaires. 

What do we know about the winning ticket holders? 

The first winning ticket was sold in Nacogdoches, Texas, at the Pick It Up gas station, located on 9855 US Highway 259. The player added Power Play to their ticket, which doubled their prize winnings to make them $2 million richer. The winner has yet to come forward. 

The second ticket was sold in California and the prize amount was $1,072,892. By law, prizes in California are pari-mutuel, meaning they can vary due to tickets sales and the number of other winners in the same prize tier. Details of the retailer where the ticket was purchased have not been released. 

The third new millionaire bought their ticket in Kenosha, Wisconsin and is now $1,000,000 richer. 

What were the Powerball numbers for Wednesday October 18th? 

In total, there were 641,771 winners in last night’s drawing. The winning numbers were 30, 49, 54, 66, 69, Powerball 8 and the Power Play was 2x. You can check if you are due a payout on the Powerball Numbers page. You can also confirm the value of any winning numbers by using the Powerball Number Checker

How many Powerball jackpot winners have there been in 2017? 

In 2017, there have been a total of five Powerball jackpot winners. The lowest jackpot won was $60 million on April 1st, by an anonymous player in Arizona, and the largest jackpot won was $758.7 million on August 23rd, by Mavis Wanczyk. You can learn more about the latest Powerball Winners on the winners’ page. 

Powerball has been making millionaires for an amazing 25 years.  If you would like to have a chance at becoming the next Powerball millionaire, tickets are available from authorized retailers in participating states or you can choose your numbers online. 

Page Last Updated: 10/19/2017 12:07:22 PM