The Powerball winning number as on Wednesday night was 6, 27, 46, 51, 56 and the Powerball was 21. The ticket that sold in Michigan matched all five numbers including the Powerball to win the Jackpot valued at a whopping $337 million.
There is still no information about the identity of the lucky winner. However, it has been said that the winning ticket was sold at Sunoco gas station in Lapeer, Michigan. The national drawing is held in 42 states, which also includes District of Columbia. NO. The jackpot offers the largest cash option in history – a cool $213 million.
There were changes in the Powerball play format, each basic play cost $2 with Power Play at $3. The minimum jackpot was $40 million. There were also eight tickets that won the $1 million Match 5 prize. Two of those tickets were bought in Indiana, the others were purchased in Kansas, Kentucky, New Jersey, New Mexico, Pennsylvania and Virginia, lottery officials said.
The Powerball’s largest prize to date is $365 million which was won in 2006 by a group of eight co-workers in a Nebraska meat-packing plant. In 2005, a group of four people in Oregon won the $340 million jackpt number, which is known to be the second largest.
These high drawings were when the cost of a Powerball ticket was $1. Come January 2012 and the price of the ticket has increased to $1. This was in a bid to get an increased number of large jackpots. The odds also improved because official reduced the number of red balls, the powerballs, from 39 to 35.
Earlier in 2012, Louise White, an 81 year old resident from Rhode Island won the third largest cash prize, $336.4 million, in Powerball history “I’m very happy and I’m very proud, We are truly blessed. Thank you, “ she had quoted.