UPDATE: Thursday, August 16, 2012
Although the $337 million Powerball jackpot was hit in Michigan last night, a lucky Kansas Lottery player is holding a Powerball ticket worth $1 million. One ticket purchased in northeast Kansas matched the first five numbers, winning the $1 million Match 5 prize. The winning numbers in last night's Powerball drawing were 06-27-46-51-56 Powerball 21.
The northeast region of Kansas includes the following counties: Marshall, Nemaha, Brown, Doniphan, Riley,Pottawatomie, Jackson, Atchison, Geary, Wabaunsee, Shawnee, Jefferson,Leavenworth, Wyandotte, Johnson, Osage, Douglas, Franklin, Miami, Morris and the northern half of Lyon.
In addition to the $1 million Powerball winning ticket, another lucky Kansas Lottery player is holding a Hot Lotto ticket worth $10,000 from last night's drawing. One ticket sold in south central Kansas matched the first five Hot Lotto numbers, winning the $10,000 cash prize. The winning Hot Lotto numbers were 05-10-12-23-24 Hot Ball 07.
The south central region of Kansas includes the following counties: Barton, Rice, McPherson, Marion, Stafford,Reno, Harvey, Pratt, Kingman, Sedgwick, Butler, Barber, Harper, Sumner and Cowley. Since no one matched all numbers in the Hot Lotto drawing, the jackpot climbed to $1.25 million with a cash option if $970,000 for Saturday night's drawing.
Speculation about who bought the $337 million-winning Powerball ticket at a gas station is the buzz of a small Michigan city.
The Michigan Lottery says the ticket was sold in Lapeer, about 45 miles north of Detroit. There wasn't immediate word about the buyer's identity.
A person who answered the phone Thursday morning at the market and Sunoco station said he was too busy to talk. But Tony Odish, who owns the market, tells The Flint Journal "everybody's here." The Michigan Lottery says his business will get a $50,000 bonus for selling the winning ticket.
The winning numbers in the Wednesday night drawing were 6, 27, 46, 51, 56 and Powerball 21. The Michigan Lottery says the winner could take a $241 million lump sum.
According to the Powerball website, a winning $1 million ticket was sold in Kansas. Someone matched all five numbers, but missed the Powerball. Other $1 million tickets were sold in Indiana, Kentucky, New Jersey, New Mexico, Pennsylvania and Virginia.
UPDATE: Wednesday, August 15, 2012
The winning numbers for Wednesday's jackpot are 6, 27, 46, 51, and 56. The Powerball is 21.
The Powerball jackpot grew to $320 million for the drawing, after no one matched all six numbers in the multi-state lottery drawing Saturday night..
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
The Powerball jackpot has grown to $320 million for Wednesday's drawing.
The prize grew after no one matched all six numbers in the multi-state lottery drawing Saturday night. The winning numbers were: 4, 13, 39, 46 and 51. The Powerball was 1.
Although no one hit the jackpot, several people made out nicely. Five Powerball tickets won $1 million because they matched five of the six winning numbers, according to the official Powerball website. The million-dollar tickets were sold in Florida, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
The drawing will take place at 9:59 p.m. Wednesday. KAKE News will carry it live.
No one has won big in Powerball since June 23, when a couple from Connecticut won $60 million.