At $390 million the current Powerball jackpot is climbing expeditiously like Jack and the beanstalk. The current $390 million jackpot is the ninth largest in Powerball history. It is also currently the 13th largest jackpot in US lottery history.
Powerball Millionaires are Made Every Draw
Besides the huge, meaty jackpots the cool thing about Powerball is that it produces millionaires with almost every draw. The secondary prize (for matching five regular numbers known as Match 5) is worth $1 million and if the player is lucky enough to choose the Power Play, the prize can be multiplied up to five times! So, if you match five regular numbers, play the Power Play, and the Power Play is 5, you win $5 million. That’s not bad. That gives players a lot of incentive to play, even without having a huge jackpot.
Powerball Winners Everywhere
The most recent drawing (Wednesday, 20 July) created two new millionaires. There were two match 5 winners; one from New York and the other from Rhode Island. The total number of winners was 1,221,375 and Powerball gave away to them a total of $9,497,563 in non-jackpot prize money. That’s an amazing amount of winners and an amazing amount of prize money.
The Powerball Jackpot is the Most Coveted Prize
Second and third prize winnings are awesome, but everyone is out for the coveted jackpot prize which is now $390. When the jackpots get that high, it usually creates a lottery fever and people buy more tickets. When people buy more tickets the jackpot often jumps before the next draw. In other words, the $390 million could get higher before the next drawing on Saturday, 23 July due to increased ticket sales. We’ll have to wait and see what happens with this one, but it is big and creates a lot of excitement. Don’t forget to purchase your Powerball tickets online right here for your chance at hitting the $390 million Powerball jackpot.