LITTLE ROCK, AR - Saturday’s $70 Million Powerball® Jackpot had no top prize winner. The drawing held at 9:59 P.M. (CT), however had BIG results for two lucky players in Arkansas. One ticket purchased in Eureka Springs, at the Rapid Roberts location on E. Van Buren matched the first five numbers drawn on Saturday night, winning that player a cool million dollars ($1,000,000). The second lucky ticket sold in Arkansas, for the Saturday night drawing was in Springdale, at the Kum & Go on Old Missouri. The lucky ticket sold at that lottery retail location correctly matched four of the first five numbers drawn plus the Powerball for a $10,000 prize.
Even without a top prize jackpot winner in the Saturday Powerball® drawing, 1,770 Arkansas players in the game won prizes ranging from $4 to $500. Overall odds of winning a prize 1 in 31.8
There were three addition winners in the game who won $1 Million, one each in New Mexico, Oregon, and Texas. There was one player in New York who purchased the PowerPlay® option for an additional $1 and won a Match 5 prize worth $2 Million. The odds of winning a million dollar prize in the game are 1 in 5,153,633.
Powerball® has risen to $80 Million, for the Wednesday April 9th drawing.
Powerball® is a multi-state jackpot game. Drawings are held at 9:59 p.m. CST every Wednesday and Saturday. Five numbered balls are drawn from 1 to 59 and one numbered ball is drawn from 1 to 35. If all your numbers match those that are chosen, you win the jackpot, which starts at $40 million and grows until someone wins. If other players also match all six numbers, the prize will be shared in equal amounts. Each Powerball® play is $2. For an additional dollar, you can add the PowerPlay® option to increase non-jackpot winnings by as much as a million dollars.
There was no top prize winner in the Natural State Jackpot Saturday night, Monday’s Jackpot is now $375,000. The Tuesday night Mega Millions® Jackpot is estimated to be $15 Million.
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