Ticket sales pushed the estimated value of the jackpot from $450 million over the weekend to its final amount on Wednesday evening. Some state lottery officials reported that tickets were being sold at a rate of thousands per minute as hopeful participants got their entries in at the eleventh hour.
The winning line was 11, 13, 25, 39 and 54 with Powerball 19 and Power Play 3. The three top-tier winners were joined by 33 players who matched all five main numbers to win $1 million each, with another participant matching all five main numbers with Power Play to win $2 million. Visit the Powerball Results page of Lottery.net for a full prize breakdown.
Last night’s jackpot was the third largest in Powerball history, coming in at just $23.4 million less than the $587.5 million prize scooped by two Powerball ticket holders, one in Arizona and one in Missouri, in late November 2012. Gloria MacKenzie of Florida is, of course, still the title holder - she won $590.5 million on Powerball in May 2013 and took a cash option of $370.8 million, which is still the world record for any lottery prize awarded to a single player.
If last night's winners choose to receive their winnings as a lump sum, they'll take home $127 million before taxes. The annuity option will see them receive their full share - $188 million before taxes - in 30 payments over the course of 29 years.
Keep checking WorldLottery.net, as updates on these three lucky Powerball winners, including the full value of each of their windfalls, will be published here as soon as they are made available.