Once again there were no jackpot winners in the Powerball lottery draw on Wednesday. As a result the jackpot on offer for Saturday’s draw has increased by $60 million to a whopping $320 million. This has now become the 6th biggest ever jackpot in Powerball’s history. There is still a long way to go to reach last year’s record jackpot of $587.5 million though.
The winning numbers for the Powerball draw on Wednesday March 20th are:
13-14-17-43-54 Powerball 15
Although there were no jackpot winners in Wednesday’s draw, there were 1,391,530 cash prize winners who were paid out $12,160,377 in total.
As this jackpot grows, ever more tickets are sold as bigger jackpots fuel peoples’ greedy desires. As last year’s jackpot hit $550 million,130,000 tickets per minute were being sold across the USA on the run up to the draw closing as highlighted in the following article:
With just hours remaining before the historic Powerball drawing, people from New York to California rushed to buy lottery tickets in hopes of coming away with the record-breaking top prize which has climbed by Wednesday afternoon to $550million.
With an ever increasing number of tickets being sold as the current jackpot increases, who knows but we could soon be looking at a new record Powerball jackpot prize.