Powerball numbers for $1.5B jackpot drawn; winning tickets sold in three states
UPDATE: Numbers have been drawn for the $1.5 billion Powerball lottery jackpot Wednesday night. They are: 8-27-34-4-19 Powerball: 10
The official California Lottery Twitter account announced a jackpot-winning ticket was sold in Chino Hills, California.
Winning tickets were also sold in Tennessee and Florida, according to lottery officials.
In Indiana, a ticket worth $1 million was sold in Terre Haute, matching five numbers but not the Powerball. Fifteen tickets sold across the Hoosier State are worth $50,000 after matching the first four numbers and the Powerball. Those tickets were sold in Jasper, Madison, Corydon, Seymour, Lapel, Fort Wayne (two tickets), Batesville, Indianapolis, South Bend (two tickets), Richmond, Terre Haute, Danville and Hobart.
Two other tickets are worth $100,000. The tickets, sold in Indiana, matched four numbers and the Powerball and included the Power Play option that doubled the prize.
(Jan 13, 2016)-- The largest lottery jackpot in the world is up for grabs in the latest Powerball drawing.
The prize has climbed to an estimated $1.5 billion, easily surpassing all other lotteries. The jackpot estimate is reviewed daily, so it could increase before Wednesday night's drawing if ticket sales continue to exceed expectations.
The jackpot for the twice-weekly game started at $40 million on Nov. 4. No one has matched all six Powerball numbers since then, so the prize kept growing.
Lottery officials expect at least 80 percent of the 292.2 million number combinations will be purchased before the drawing.