The Powerball jackpot has climbed to $290 million.
According to the Powerball website, no tickets sold for Wednesday’s drawing matched all of the winning numbers. There were tickets that matched five numbers, but not the Powerball, in California, Connecticut, Florida, New York, Oklahoma, Oregon, and Pennsylvania.
The winning numbers were: 8, 24, 39, 49 and 59, and the Powerball was 5. The jackpot has a cash value of $168.4 million.
According to NJ.com, the tickets sold in Oklahoma and Oregon were worth $2 million each since the winners paid an extra $1 and chose the Powerplay option. The other winners earned $1 million each after taxes.
In Westchester County, New York, a lottery player may be sitting on a ticket worth $1 million. The person who bought the ticket has until August 25 to claim the prize, which was purchased at Playland Market on Forest Avenue in Rye. The winning numbers were 1, 6, 7, 20, and 49, and the Powerball was 23.
If the winner fails to claim his or her prize, the money will be returned to the prize pool.
In June, a record $590 million jackpot went unclaimed for some time, but the winner, 84-year-old Gloria Mackenzie, finally came forward and said that another woman had been “kind enough” to allow her to cut in line to buy the ticket. The woman, Mindy Crandell, said she had no regrets about letting Mackenzie go in front of her. She also shared a bit of foreshadowing that occurred while she was waiting in line.
“My 10-year-old said, ‘Mom, There’s a lady in front of us.’ I noticed that the lady was there. Didn’t pay a lot of mind to it,” she said. “The joke was, that’s the lady that’s going to win it. I was like, ‘Yeah right. No one is going to win from little Zephyrhills.’ “
Gloria Mackenzie decided to take a lump sum cash payout of $370.8 million.
The odds of winning the Powerball jackpot are 1 in 175,223,510.