Wednesday's US Powerball Jackpot Climbs to $100 MillionPublished September 3, 2014 by Amir G
The US Powerball lottery jackpot reaches the $100 million threshold in this Wednesday's drawing.
The US Powerball lottery keeps on climbing after no ticket matched the six numbers for Saturday's $90 million draw, adding another ten million to the jackpot making Wednesday's jackpot $100 million. The Powerball will draw Wednesday night at 11pm ET (3am GMT).
Big Prizes in Saturday
The drawn tickets for Saturday's draw were 5, 28, 31, 52, 59 and the Powerball 27. Even when the big prize isn't won, the Powerball always pays a good sum to many winners: This Saturday, the Powerball paid around $3.4 million to some 401,170 lucky winners. A ticket in Florida matching the first five numbers won its lucky holder a $1 million prize.
Playing the Powerball lottery is very simple: Players must choose six numbers, the first five between the range of 1-59 and the bonus Powerball between 1-35. As demonstrated above, even if not all numbers are matched, prizes are won for different combinations: Hitting 5 numbers is worth $1 million; hitting 4 numbers + Powerball is worth $10,000 and other combinations can also be worth a lot of cash, especially if the Power Play multiplier was applied for the ticket.
Taking Part in the Powerball Draw
With the help of online lottery ticket agents, anyone around the world can take part in North America's biggest lotteries Mega Millions and Powerball, as well as buy tickets for any of the world's other big lotteries. Established online lottery ticket agents the likes of The Lotter and Ice Lotto have their own lottery agents spread around the world, buying lottery tickets for the agents' members and supplying them with a scan so it would be as if the players themselves went out and bought their tickets. Use these online lottery ticket agents to your advantage and secure your ticket for Wednesday's draw now. Good luck!