With the majority of possible combinations of Powerball numbers in play, someone is almost sure to win the game’s highest jackpot during Saturday night’s drawing, a windfall of hundreds of millions of dollars — and that’s after taxes.
The previous Powerball record was $587.5 million in 2012.
The jackpot has soared to $475 million after none of the tickets sold matched all the winning numbers in Wednesday night’s drawing: 2, 11, 26, 34, 41 and a Powerball of 32.
The estimated $360 million jackpot is considered the third largest Powerball jackpot and the seventh largest jackpot in history.
The jackpot for Wednesday’s Powerball drawing is now an estimated $350 million.
A single ticket sold in New Jersey matched all six numbers in Saturday night’s drawing for the $338.3 million Powerball jackpot, lottery officials said. It was the 13th drawing held in the days since a Virginia man won a $217 million jackpot Feb. 6.
The jackpot for Saturday’s Powerball drawing is now an estimated $320 million.
The ticket for the $50 million Powerball jackpot drawn on Wednesday night was purchased at Lexington Shell on Waltham Street.
One of the four Powerball winners has collected her prize.
So, did I win the jackpot by playing numbers that mark the five happiest days of my life?