There was another multi-state Powerball Jackpot drawing last night, and the stakes have grown to a massive $320 million after no jackpot winners from the past few drawings. It was confirmed by a New Jersey Lottery representative that this is the fourth ever largest Powerball Jackpot in the entire history of the game. The current record for the Powerball Jackpot is $365 million and was claimed by a group of workers from the ConAgra meatpacking plant in Nebraska back in Feb. of 2006. Nobody has won a powerball jackpot since June 23 when a Connecticut couple walked away with $60 million. The largest ever winning US lottery jackpot was back in April, when three Maryland public school employees split $656 million from the Mega Millions lottery.
42 of the 50 states, as well as the District of Columbia, take part in the Powerball Jackpot.
The Powerball winning numbers for the 8/15/12 drawing are: 6, 27, 46, 51, and 56, with a Powerball number of 21.
Last saturday nobody matched all six numbers, although five lucky tickets won $1 million dollars after matching 5 of the 6. These tickets were sold in Florida, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey.
A store in NY told Fox news that they had had a large increase in lottery sales since selling a $319 million dollar winning lottery ticket in March, and another store clerk in South Carolina claims that people are driving from out of state to buy a ticket from her gas station. Many of these lottery players are putting into motion the strategy of buying winning tickets from stores that have previously sold the winners.
According to a representative from the Virginia State Lottery, they expect to sell up to 2,170 tickets per minute during todays busiest hours.
The odds of winning the lottery are about 1 in 175 million, but thats not stopping anybody from trying. Some people have turned to meditation, while others, like a seven time lottery winner, do their research and go about choosing numbers that have not been chosen before.
Powerball tickest are sold for $2 per number sequence, and the drawings are held on Wednesday’s and Saturdays at 10:59 PM.
$320 million Powerball numbers
The $320 million Powerball numbers just came out at about 11 p.m. ET. The winning numbers are 6,27,46,51,56 and 21.
It may take several hours for officials to determine whether anybody won the enormous national lottery drawing, which is held in 42 states, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the District of Columbia.
Powerball Jackpot Results
The Powerball Lottery got a bit more interesting Wednesday as the “Powerball” surged to $320 million dollars.
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